Shell eggs under the August 13, 2010 recall are packaged under the brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Shell eggs are packed in 6-egg cartons, 12-egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, and loose eggs with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946.
Recalled shell eggs affected by the expanded recall are packaged under the brand names: Albertsons, Farm Fresh, James Farms, Glenview, Mountain Dairy, Ralphs, Boomsma, Lund, Kemps and Pacific Coast. Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg, 12-egg, and18-egg cartons, and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers 1720 and 1942.
Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton or printed on the case label. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1720 223.When we buy food from a supermarket or restaurant do we really know where it's coming from? When my mom was young in season food, such as fruits and vegetables, was purchased from farmers who would drive through their neighborhood. Yes, they bought directly from the farmer, no middleman involved. Of course, they also had stores but not supermarkets like we have today where you can buy all your food in one place. Back then, there were no factory farms and no big conglomerates who monopolized the food industry. Food was much more pure and less processed, not that they didn't have processed foods then. But even the prepared foods in restaurants were much healthier than they are today because pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, hormones and antibiotics were not readily available. Today food manufacturers who have no qualms in using the harmful items listed above are making major profits as are the pharmaceutical companies. One produces foods that are easy, convenient and artificially tantalizing to our pallets while the other capitalizes on our ill health due to all processed and unhealthy foods being produced, purchased and consumed. It's no wonder our immune systems are so weak that they succumb to the effects of things like salmonella poisoning.
The important thing to understand about Salmonella is that it can be fatal to young children, those who are elderly and those with weakened immune systems. So what does that tell us? That it's not as much of a threat to those whose immune systems are strong and functioning properly. Children are more susceptible because their immune systems are not fully matured. Many elderly people have weakened immune systems due to the natural aging process however, it's obvious many have much weaker immune systems than they should. Keeping your immune system strong at any age is the key to good physical, emotional and spiritual health. Without it, you'll be subject to all sorts of diseases and illnesses. Isn't that reason enough to be committed to making sure you and your family have healthy immune systems?
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