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Prisoned ChickensCal-Maine Foods, Inc., a Jackson, Miss.-based producer and marketer of  shell eggs, is recalling approximately 24,000 dozen unprocessed eggs purchased from Croton, OH-based Ohio Fresh Eggs, LLC, because they may be contaminated with salmonella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently notified Cal-Maine that a routine sample taken at Ohio Fresh Eggs tested positive for the bacterium. The affected eggs were processed Oct. 9–12 and distributed to food wholesalers and retailers in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. No illnesses have been reported to date. 

The following egg packages are subject to the recall: 

Recalled eggs

Plant numbers and Julian dates are printed on individual cartons. The Julian date follows the plant number (see photo, below). 

How to read an egg carton 

If you have purchased these products, don’t eat them. Return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

If you have additional questions, contact Cal-Maine’s corporate office at (866) 276-6299 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (CDT).  

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