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    Safeway in Hawaii has stated that no recalled eggs were shipped to Hawaii but nervous customers can return their eggs if they'd like.

    I purchased a dozen organic eggs from Safeway last week-end and have eaten 2 to date. The carton is, in fact, stamped with one of the plant numbers involved in the recall. I just spoke with Safeway to inform them about this and was met with apathy!

    Check your eggs, folks! The following plant numbers are involved in the recall per ABC news, which I turned on in the middle of the night due to insomnia!!!

    P-1026
    P-1413
    P-1946
    P-1720
    P-1942
    P-1951
    P-1686 (this is the number on my carton)
    P-1091

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    Thanks for sharing the specifics. I've been trying to stick with local eggs whenever possible, but of course this kind of thing could happen any time and anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener View Post
    [...]but of course this kind of thing could happen any time and anywhere.
    This is very true.

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    It's not surprising since where is the last place an egg has been from a chicken.

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    I don't think anyone is going to argue against buying local, price notwithstanding. But buying local is NOT what this thread is about. It's strictly about warning HTers that Safeway's statement that no recalled eggs were shipped to Hawaii is untrue and to encourage anyone who bought eggs at Safeway to check the carton for the plant numbers.

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    I rarely ever buy a dozen eggs at a time since I take a long time to use them up. I have no idea what the shelf life of eggs are that just sit in the fridge if you don't eat them for a long time. Hence I avoid eggs... and yes, like everything else eggs are expensive, so in general when I am shopping for anything, price is first and foremost in my purchasing decision.

    Currently I have no eggs in my fridge. Will now avoid them for a few more months.
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    I received a voice mail message this morning from Hawaii News Now. They followed up on my email to them requesting that they recheck information with Safeway. HNN said that Safeway said that only the 5 dozen packs with the same plant number that's on my carton were recalled and that my eggs, a one dozen pack which has already been returned, are safe!

    So now I'm curious...if any local Safeway received the 5 dozen packs imprinted with P-1686, why was it reported that no recalled eggs were shipped to Hawaii? If Safeway doesn't receive those jumbo packs, I guess it's a moot point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    I don't think anyone is going to argue against buying local, price notwithstanding. But buying local is NOT what this thread is about. It's strictly about warning HTers that Safeway's statement that no recalled eggs were shipped to Hawaii is untrue and to encourage anyone who bought eggs at Safeway to check the carton for the plant numbers.
    Thanks for the reminder Sue. I didn't mean to drive us OT, but my mind wanders. It started with, "I never did trust Safeway eggs. 'Shell Protected' indeed! And with what? Marine spar varnish? And how long does it take to get here, etc."
    That evolved into my "buy local" rant. Just getting old.
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    Not to sound totally ignorant here, but don't you cook eggs before eating them? Wouldn't that kill the salmonella? I know salmonella comes from raw chicken...so wouldn't cooking your eggs solve that problem? Or is it different since it's not meat? Sorry if this is a stupid question, but every time I see this, it keeps popping into my head.

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    Quote Originally Posted by surlygirly View Post
    but don't you cook eggs before eating them?
    How many people still do the Rocky Balboa thing of drinking a glass of raw eggs?

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    I put a raw egg over veggies and rice all the time. The rice does some cooking, but not enough to kill the salmonella if the people on TV are to be believed. And my preferred preparation for a breakfast egg is sunny-side up, also not recommended by the folks on TV. Mmmmmm. Love those runny yolks. And of course sukiyaki's not nearly as good when you don't have a raw egg for dipping.
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    Excerpted from an L.A. Times FAQ:

    Can't I just cook the eggs to kill the bacteria?

    Yes. "Eggs if fully cooked don't pose a threat. But the problem is a lot of people like to eat their eggs sunny side up or make hollandaise sauce," Jeff LeJeune, an associate professor at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center at Ohio State University and an expert in salmonella contamination, said. "We want to reduce the threat as much as possible."

    How can I be sure that cooked eggs are free of salmonella?

    Both the egg white and egg yolk should be firm throughout and have no visible liquid remaining.

    Are pasteurized eggs free from salmonella?

    Pasteurized eggs are safe, LeJeune said. "I highly recommend pasteurized eggs for people at risk for severe illness from salmonella or for people who are healthy and choose to use raw eggs in ice cream or hollandaise sauce," he said. Liquid egg products sold in cartons are also pasteurized and free from salmonella.

    Are other eggs safe?

    There's always some threat of salmonella poisoning from raw eggs.

    Can I get sick from handling raw eggs contaminated with salmonella?

    Yes, so wash your hands with soap and water after handling raw eggs. It's rare to develop salmonella poisoning from handling eggshells alone.

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    Sure, you could cook your eggs thoroughly, but that takes away the pleasure of eating eggs, at least where I’m concerned. I like my eggs runny. And I think a lot of other people do, too.

    Besides what Scrivener noted, there’s also the traditionally prepared Cesar Salad, where a raw egg (or coddled egg) is added to the dressing. There’s also the traditionally made hollandaise, mayonnaise, or aioli sauce, where oil or butter is incorporated into egg yolks that are just barely heated to the point where they don’t get scrambled.

    For me, I like to drop in a raw egg to miso soup and let it poach a while, then break it and let the egg yolks mix with the soup. I also like to cook (and eat) French-style omelettes, which is slightly runny.

    There’s always the threat of salmonella in eggs. This was true before this massive egg recall, and will remain so after this passes. So I think you just have to be aware of it, use caution when necessary, and decide for yourself. For me, I choose not to be afraid of eggs and enjoy them when I can.

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    A supplier in egg recall has history of violations

    UPDATE: More shell eggs added to recall list on August 20 & 21, 2010

    Recall – Affected Brands and Descriptions

    A friend of mine on the Big Island also found that her 2 recently purchased egg cartons, from Safeway in Kona, were stamped with an affected plant number and date code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    A supplier in egg recall has history of violations

    UPDATE: More shell eggs added to recall list on August 20 & 21, 2010

    Recall – Affected Brands and Descriptions

    A friend of mine on the Big Island also found that her 2 recently purchased egg cartons, from Safeway in Kona, were stamped with an affected plant number and date code.
    According to today's paper, Safeway is still in denial, saying that the plant number and date code must both match exactly, and none have shown up in hawaii.... you took pictures sue? I believe you B4 them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaonohi View Post
    According to today's paper, Safeway is still in denial, saying that the plant number and date code must both match exactly, and none have shown up in hawaii.... you took pictures sue? I believe you B4 them!
    Yep, I have photos! If I had the appropriate cable with me, I'd upload the photo. My carton shows P-1686, date code 202. That said, Safeway says (via a message to me from Hawaii News Now) the recall involves only the 5 dozen packs. What I'd like to know is...what machine sorted the eggs into 5 dozen and 1 dozen packs and how did it know to put possibly tainted eggs into only the larger packs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    [...]
    A friend of mine on the Big Island also found that her 2 recently purchased egg cartons, from Safeway in Kona, were stamped with an affected plant number and date code.
    I just heard from my BI friend. She took her eggs back to Safeway and was told the date code didn't match exactly to the plant #. She kept the eggs!

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    Thanks for all the info. I only eat hard-boiled or well scrambled eggs that I make. No mayo or miso soup or Rocky-style egg pounding for me. So since I only eat mine cooked, I guess I didn't think about all the ways you eat them uncooked.

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    we may be eating those recalled eggs someday soon. they are cracking them and pasturizing them and using them as liquid egg product for all kinds of uses....baking etc. yuck.
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    http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/16...185900077.html

    She got eggs. She knows how to use them.

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