The federal government recall on egg has grown dramatically. Now salmonella reported in 22 states and 500 million eggs have recalled.
The Food and Drug Administration say they do now how the chicken and the egg became contaminated.
This bring the total of egg recall to 550 million and 22 states.
“We’re continuing to investigate aggressively to determine the exact source of the contamination,” Hamburg said on NBC’s “Today” show.
“As we move forward with the recall, we may see some additional sub-recalls over the next couple of days, maybe even weeks as we better understand the sort of network of distribution of these eggs that are potentially contaminated,” she said.
On Monday, the FDA discovered a second farm Hillandale Farm had contaminated with Salmonella. 170 million eggs from this farm says Julie De Young spokeswomen for Hillandale Farm.
“We don’t know exactly how the contamination got into the chicken population, into the egg population, and we’re not yet fully sure the extent of the recall that will be necessary to protect consumers,” FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“We are in the midst of probably the largest egg recall that has happened in recent history,” she said.
Hillandale Farm eggs were marketed withe following names Hillandale Farm, Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadows, Wholesome Farms, and West Creek.