Press Release

August 20 , 2010


Additional Brands Added to Egg Recall

Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow,
Wholesome Farms and West Creek

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Hillandale Farms of Iowa is now recalling eggs, in addition to the Wright County Egg recall, because they may also be contaminated with Salmonella.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are working to identify the source of the contamination, but until that is done, more egg brands could be impacted. Either throw out or return any eggs that have been named in these recalls. And as always, make sure to thoroughly cook your eggs, which will kill any potential Salmonella,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Damon T. Arnold.

New brands affected by the recall include: Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms and Sunny Meadow in six-egg, dozen-egg, 18-egg and 30-egg packages, and 5-dozen cases. Loose eggs are packaged under the following brand names: Wholesome Farms and West Creek in 15 and 30-dozen tray packs. The loose eggs may also be repackaged by customers.

The only Hillandale Farms eggs affected by this recall have plant numbers P1860 with Julian dates ranging from 99 to 230, or P1663 with Julian dates from 137 to 230. Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number.

Brands affected by the Wright County Egg recall include: Albertson, Boosmsma, Dutch Farms, Farm Fresh, Glenview, Hillandale, James Farms, Kemps, Lucerne, Lund, Mountain Dairy, Pacific Coast, Ralphs, Shoreland, Sunshine and Trafficanda. The eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (six-egg, dozen-egg and 18-egg cartons) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers 1026, 1413, 1720, 1946 and 1942.

Although there have been confirmed Salmonella Enteritidis illnesses associated with the recalled eggs in other states, there are none in Illinois at this time. Investigations are ongoing.

Symptoms of salmonellosis may include headache, muscle aches, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, chills, fever, nausea and dehydration. Symptoms usually appear six to 72 hours after ingestion of the bacteria, but can be longer. Salmonella can, in rare cases, cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Consumers who believe they may have purchased these eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased. This recall is of shell eggs only. Other egg products produced by Wright County Eggs are not affected. Consumers with questions should visit or call 866-272-5582, or contact Hillandale Farms at 866-262-4208.

Egg Safety Recommendations:

  • Don’t eat recalled eggs that might still be in grocery stores, restaurants, and consumers' homes.
  • If you think you have eaten recalled eggs and become ill, contact your doctor.
  • Wash hands, cooking utensils, and food preparation surfaces with soap and water after contact with raw eggs.  
  • Eggs should be cooked until both the white and the yolk are firm and eaten promptly after cooking.
  • Avoid eating raw eggs.

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