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Update: Five other firms issued recalls on Friday following Michael Foods’s initial recall for eggs that could be contaminated with listeria. They are:

ORIGINAL STORY:

A massive egg recall from Michael Foods that spans dozens of states spurred three additional recalls within days from firms it supplied to.

The million-plus eggs recalled by Michael Foods in 34 states have the potential to be contaminated with listeria, posing worry about a foodborne illness outbreak. The FDA confirmed midday on Friday, Feb. 3, that there have been no reported illnesses.

Since the Michael Foods recall on Feb. 1, three separate firms have announced recalls that involve eggs they purchased from Michael Foods in dozens of different products.

The original recall affected six brands: Columbia Valley Farms, GFS, Glenview Farms, Papetti’s, Silverbrook, and Wholesome Farms.

Subsequent recalls from firms that got their eggs from Michael Foods include 10 different egg products from Wegmans Food Markets and 48 prepared salad products from Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens. Thornton’s Quick Café Chef Salad was also recalled for having recalled eggs.

Messages left at Michael Foods for a complete list of clients who might have purchased recalled eggs were not immediately returned.

Our friend Phyllis Entis at eFoodAlert.net compiled a complete list of recalling firms and retailers affected by the recall. See it here.

Last fall, organic eggs were recalled in Minnesota for an outbreak of salmonella.

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