Alaska now says no tainted eggs in Alaska

Fri, 08/20/2010 - 5:36pm
The Associated Press

State officials on Friday reversed course, and said it hasn't found any eggs sold in Alaska linked to the Wright County Egg national recall.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation said its Thursday release "associating Olympia Valley eggs with the Wright County Egg recall was incorrect." That was based on misinformation given by a retailer.

State health officials on Thursday confirmed at least two cases of salmonella matching the strain tied to recalled eggs.

Those cases were laboratory-confirmed. However, health officials on Friday said this strain is common and could be associated with other foods.

Another Iowa producer, Hillandale Farms, also is recalling tainted eggs. The DEC says Hillandale eggs are not sold in Alaska.



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