Explainer: Any tainted eggs in your fridge?

  • How to tell the plant ID and Julian date (packing date) on a carton of eggs.
    At least a half-billion eggs from two Iowa farms have been recalled because of salmonella contamination. The Egg Safety Center, a site maintained by the United Egg Producers, has provided a list and description of the affected brands. Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton or printed on the case label.

    The affected eggs were packed in cartons of different sizes, with various plant numbers and Julian dates (the Julian date is the number the industry uses to determine the packing day). If your egg carton has a combination of numbers that matches the affected plant number and Julian date, it is part of the largest egg recall in history. The tainted eggs were shipped from mid-May to mid-August.

    Both the date and plant number must match for a batch to be affected by the outbreak. If you think you have purchased contaminated eggs, do not eat them, but return them to the store.

    Visit the Egg Safety Center for more information on the recall.

    Read on for a list of the brands affected by the outbreak. The list was updated on Aug. 26.

  • Albertson

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1413
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1720
    Date: 136 through 229

    Plant ID: #1942
    Date: 136 through 229

    Plant ID: #1156
    Date: 187

  • Alta Dena Dairy

    15 dozen units

    Plant ID: #1413
    Date: 209 through 224

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 209 through 224

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 209 through 224

  • Bayview

    5 dozen
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1686
    Date: 142 through 149
    Additional information: UPC 7-17544-30172-1

    Plant ID: #1686K
    Date: 195 through 196
    Additional information: UPC 7-17544-30172-1

  • Becky

    5 dozen
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1292
    Date: 139 through 161
    Additional information: UPC 0-72279-00010-4

    Plant ID: #1091
    Date: 139 through 161
    Additional information: UPC 0-72279-00010-4

  • Boomsma's

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1413
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1720
    Date: 136 through 229

    Plant ID: #1942
    Date: 136 through 229

  • Cal Egg

    5 dozen
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1292
    Date: 139 through 194
    Additional information: UPC 0-72279-00110-1

    Plant ID: #1091
    Julian date: 139 through 194
    Additional information: UPC 0-72279-00110-1

  • Cardenas Market

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 136 through 228

  • Challenge Dairy

    15 dozen unit

    Plant ID: #1413
    Date: 209 through 224

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 209 through 224

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 209 through 224

  • Country Eggs

    15 dozen bulk pack

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 216 through 221

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 216 through 221

  • Driftwood Dairy

    15 dozen unit

    Plant ID: #1413
    Date: 209 through 224

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 209 through 224

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 209 through 224

  • Dutch Farms

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1413
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 136 through 225

  • E&M Ranch

    foodservice, large loose packaging

    Plant ID: #1156
    Date: 187

  • Farm Fresh

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1413
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1720
    Date: 136 through 229

    Plant ID: #1942
    Date: 136 through 229

  • Farmer's Gems

    Dozen
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1156
    Date: 187

  • Glenview

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging

    Plant ID: #1720
    Date: 136 through 229

    Plant ID: #1942
    Date: 136 through 229

  • Hidden Villa Ranch

    15 dozen unit

    Plant ID: #1413
    Date: 209 through 224

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 209 through 224

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 209 through 224

  • Hillandale Farms

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging
    Size extra large

    Plant ID: #1413
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1860
    Date:: 099 through 230

    Plant ID: #1663
    Date: 137 through 230

  • James Farms

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging

    Plant ID: #1720
    Date: 136 through 229

    Plant ID: #1942
    Date: 136 through 229

  • Kemps

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1413
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 136 through 225

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging

    Plant ID: #1720
    Date: 136 through 229

    Plant ID: #1942
    Date: 136 through 229

  • Lucerne

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1413
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 136 through 225

    5 dozen
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1292
    Date: 139 through 210
    Additional information: UPC 0-21130-03155-9

  • Lund

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging
    Size medium to jumbo

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1720
    Date: 136 through 229

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging

    Plant ID: #1942
    Date: 136 through 229

  • Mi Pueblo

    5 dozen
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1292
    Date: 139 through 161
    Additional information: UPC 4-01660-00100-8

    Plant ID: #1091
    Date: 139 through 161
    Additional information: UPC 4-01660-00100-8

  • Mountain Dairy

    5 dozen
    Size medium

    Plant ID: #1951
    Date: 193 through 208
    Additional information: UPC 0-11110-89969-9

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1413
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1720
    Date: 136 through 229

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging

    Plant ID: #1942
    Date: 136 through 229

    Plant ID: #1056
    Date: 187

  • Nulaid

    2.5 dozen
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1292
    Date: 139 through 161
    Additional information: UPC 0-71230-02130-1

    Plant ID: #1091
    Date: 139 through 161
    Additional information: UPC 0-71230-02130-1

    5 dozen
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1292
    Date: 139 through 210
    Additional information: UPC 0-71230-02120-2

    Plant ID: #1091
    Date: 167 through 174
    Additional information: UPC 0-71230-02140-0

    5 dozen
    Size medium

    Plant ID: #1091
    Date: 167 through 174
    Additional information: UPC 0-71230-02140-0

    Plant ID: #1951
    Date: 195 through 210
    Additional information: UPC 0-71230-02140-0

  • Pacific Coast

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging

    Plant ID: #1720
    Date: 136 through 229

    Plant ID: #1942
    Date: 136 through 229

  • Ralph's

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1413
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 136 through 225

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging

    Plant ID: #1720
    Date: 136 through 229

    Plant ID: #1942
    Date: 136 through 229

  • Shoreland

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging
    Size extra large and jumbo

    Plant ID: #1413
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 136 through 225

  • Sunny Farms

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and 30-egg packages and 5-dozen cases

    Plant ID: #1860
    Date: 099 through 230

    Plant ID: #1663
    Date: 137 through 230

  • Sunny Meadow

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and 30-egg packages and 5-dozen cases

    Plant ID: #1860
    Date: 099 through 230

    Plant ID: #1663
    Date: 137 through 230

  • Sunshine

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging
    Size extra large

    Plant ID: #1413
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 136 through 225

  • Sun Valley

    5 dozen
    Size medium

    Plant ID: #1951
    Date: 195 through 209
    Additional information: UPC 6-48065-11432-6

  • Trafficanda

    6-egg, dozen, 18-egg cartons and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging
    Size medium to jumbo

    Plant ID: #1413
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1026
    Date: 136 through 225

    Plant ID: #1946
    Date: 136 through 225

  • West Creek

    15 and 30-dozen tray packs

    Plant ID: #1860
    Date: 099 through 230

    Plant ID: #1663
    Date: 137 through 230

  • Wholesome Farms

    15 and 30-dozen tray packs

    Plant ID: #1860
    Date: 099 through 230

    Plant ID: #1663
    Date: 137 through 230

  • Yucaipa Valley

    Dozen
    Size large

    Plant ID: #1156
    Date: 187

    Source: Egg Safety Center

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