Egg Recall — Scary Stuff!
You are probably well aware of the recent Nationwide Recall of eggs linked to salmonella. And more recently the expansion of this recall…
…and I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear an even greater expansion soon.
So what does this mean?
Should we stop eating eggs?
As of now here are the brand names that are part of the recall:
Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps.
We’ve always been supportive of the health benefits of eggs. Great sources of protein, vitamins, and minerals.
But of course a recall of this magnitude is certainly scary. So at this point here is what the FDA advised consumers to do:
- Toss recalled eggs or return them to the store for a refund.
- See a doctor if you think you are ill after eating recalled eggs.
- Keep eggs refrigerated at all times.
- Throw out cracked or dirty eggs.
- Wash hands, utensils and preparation surfaces with soap and water after contact with raw eggs.
- Cook eggs until both the white and the yolk are firm and eat promptly after cooking.
Or maybe the smartest move would be to do what we’ve done this week … switch over to a vegan diet, where eggs aren’t part of our nutrition at all this week.
When we do eat eggs, we only use those from our local farmers market. Of course this doesn’t protect us 100%, but this way there’s a little more "control" over the product, less shipping, handling, and less of a chance to have issues.
And these eggs taste much better anyhow.
Once this recall passes and it’s determined where the issue is coming from, if you do go back to eating eggs, remember that eggs DO NOT cause heart disease — a topic we wrote about in the past.
In the meantime, if you do eat eggs, follow the FDA recommendations to make sure you don’t put yourself or family at risk. Or, like us, shift over to a vegan diet for a bit and avoid that risk altogether.