Keeping Up With Recalls, the Egg Edition
By Rachel Walden — August 24, 2010
While it’s not strictly women’s health, I wanted to pass along these resources on keeping up with food recalls (especially in light of the current egg recall estimated to affect around half a million eggs). The resources below can help keep you informed about product safety in this and future recall events.
First, some good resources for keeping up with product recalls in general:
- From the FDA: Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts (you can sign up for email alerts)
- Recalls.gov: news about and links to recalls of food, medicines, cosmetics, and other consumer products (you can also sign up for alerts from various government agencies through this site)
- USDA: news on food-related recalls from the USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service
- FoodSafety.gov – food safety information and recall news
If you have access to a mobile device, there are also apps for tracking recalls, such as these from the U.S. government.
Now, some egg recall-specific resources:
- URGENT Nationwide Egg Recall; Eggs in Their Shells May Put Consumers at Risk for Salmonella – main alert page from the FDA
- Also from the FDA: Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak in Shell Eggs
- How can I tell if my eggs have been recalled? – a guide to finding the relevant carton codes, from the FDA, with a list of recalled brands and relevant dates
- Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Salmonella from Eggs – egg safety information from the CDC
- FoodSafety.gov: Eggs & Egg Products – basic overview and links to additional recall and egg safety information