I’m sure Edie, the Egg Lady, would be aghast at the recent turn of events involving her precious ova.
But we here at Dine 909 want help calm your fears over the Salmonella outbreak.
Let’s look at the facts. Nationwide, an estimated 1,300 have been sickened, including as many as 60 people in Los Angeles County.
No cases have been reported in San Bernardino County.
A total of a half-billion eggs from two Iowan producers (initially Wright County Egg, now Hillandale Farms) have been recalled. This represents less than one percent of all U.S. eggs.
The recalled eggs were sold in California and 13 other states: Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.
The basic advice?
If you’ve got eggs that have been recalled, don’t eat them!
Return them to the store where you bought them for a refund.
Click here to read Jim Steinberg’s story on the recall and to find out which brands are affected.
Click here for more egg safety information.
Follow the jump to see San Bernardino County’s press release regarding the recall.
Update: A Fontana company is recalling 300,000 eggs related to the outbreak. Click here to read the story.