Today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture received confirmation that eggs associated with the current nationwide recall
have been distributed in Michigan.
"This is a fluid, changing process as the investigation is ongoing. Federal, state, and local investigators follow the chain of evidence to
identify the various channels of distribution," said Don Koivisto, MDA Director. "The best advice I can give is be an informed consumer - ask
where eggs are purchased and always cook your eggs well. And, always, the best rule of thumb is when in doubt, throw it out."
The contaminated eggs have been traced to two Iowa egg producers - recalls of eggs began on August 13 and were expanded on August 18 and 20th. Interested consumers should monitor the FDA website for the most current information.
Investigators have been actively tracing where the contaminated eggs were distributed, and although the Iowa egg producers did not directly sell recalled eggs to customers located in Michigan, some of their customers were food distributors and wholesalers who then sold the eggs to Michigan locations.
Retailers, institutions, and food service facilities, particularly those serving high risk populations, such as nursing homes, senior
citizen nutrition programs, schools or hospitals, should contact their suppliers to verify that they have not received recalled product. Firms
receiving recalled products should follow disposition instructions from their supplier.
MDA continues to work with state and federal investigators to identify where the recalled eggs were distributed and will be conducting recall effectiveness checks to ensure recalled eggs are being removed from the marketplace.