CULLMAN – Cullman’s Gravel Ridge Farms is recalling its cage free large eggs due to a potential contamination of Salmonella: “The recall was initiated because reported illnesses were confirmed at locations using Gravel Ridge Farm Eggs, and we are voluntarily recalling out of an abundance of caution.”
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
On Sept. 6, 2018 the firm was notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the product it supplied may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Products affected are:
- Product: Gravel Ridge Farms Large Cage Free Eggs
- Size: Single dozen and 2.5 dozen flats
- UPC: 7-06970-38444-6
- Use By Dates: 7/25/18 through 10/3/18
The products were distributed between June 25, 2018 and Sept. 6, 2018. These products were packaged in a cardboard container and sold primarily in restaurants and retail stores in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Consumers who have purchased these products can return to store for refund or discard the product immediately. If any consumers have Gravel Ridge Farms eggs in their refrigerator, they should be discarded, regardless of the date stamped on the package. Consumers with questions may call Dustin Smith at 205-363-1105 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CST.
The following retail stores carried the product:
- Candler Park Market
- Grant Park Market
- Westview Corner Market
- Sevananda Natural Foods
- The Merchantile
- Piggly Wiggly Clairemont
- Piggly Wiggly River Run
- Piggly Wiggly Crestline
- Piggly Wiggly Bluff Park
- Piggly Wiggly Dunnavent Valley
- Piggly Wiggly Warrior
- Piggly Wiggly Homewood
- Western Market Mt. Brook
- Western Market Rocky Ridge
- Foodland Eva
- Warehouse Discount Grocery Hanceville
- Warehouse Discount Grocery Cullman (two locations)
- Foodland Priceville
- Star Market Huntsville
- Manna Grocery Tuscaloosa
The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as the FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
Photo courtesy of the FDA.