WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- A Washington firm is recalling over 226,000 pounds of dried egg products due to a possible Salmonella contamination.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, the following products were available to consumers:
The products were produced between February 28, 2013 and February 8, 2014 and bear the establishment number "INSPECTED EGG PRODUCTS PLANT 21493G" inside the USDA Mark of Inspection.
The products were shipped nationwide.
Consumption of contaminated food can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever between 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated food. The illness lasts 4 to 7 days.
Most people can recover without treatment, but there are some who may need to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and people with weakened immune systems are more vulnerable.
FSIS advises consumers to safely prepare egg products that have been cooked at 160° F. Use a food thermometer to make sure the food was cooked at a high enough temperature to kill harmful bacteria. More information about food temperatures can be found here.
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