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How to Find Out Where Your Eggs Came From

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GRAYSON COUNTY--The salmonella scare that started at the company Wright County Egg in Iowa has caused a recall of 380 million eggs nationwide. The Center for Disease Control based in Atlanta says that hundreds have become sick, but no deaths have been reported. 
     
A dairy supervisor at Albertsons says that looking at the packaging can help you figure out where the eggs came from. Albertsons in Denison gets many of their eggs from Cal-Maine Foods, the largest egg producer in the United States. Most are packaged by Pilgrim's Pride in Pittsburgh Texas.

"We assure you that all of our eggs are top quality products as well as all the other products in our store, and you have not a thing to worry about as far as purchasing products form us," Don Dunn said, Denison Albertsons Dairy Supervisor. "The same policy always goes. We guarantee our product 100 percent. If you're not satisfied bring it back for a full refund."

Each egg carton has a Julian date--numbered by which day the eggs were packaged out of the 365 days of the year--and a plant number that identifies where the chicken may have laid the egg. 

If you're still concerned, stick with scrambled instead of sunny side up and make sure your eggs are cooked thoroughly.

Signs of salmonella poisoning include nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

For a list of brands that may be affected by the recall, and to learn how to read Julian Dates and Plant identification numbers, visit http://www.eggsafety.org/mediacenter/alerts/73-recall-affected-brands-and-descriptions

Jen French, KTEN News