Land O'Lakes subsidiary is recalling Hillandale eggs

  • Updated: August 25, 2010 - 6:46 AM

A Moark subsidiary repackaged eggs from a producer linked to the salmonella outbreak.

A subsidiary of Arden Hills-based Land O'Lakes Inc. said it's voluntarily recalling about 292,000 eggs that originated at one of two Iowa egg producers involved in a massive nationwide recall.

Fontana, Calif.-based Moark LLC, which is Land O'Lakes' egg operation, said it's pulling eggs produced at Hillandale Farms because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The affected eggs were repackaged by Moark and sold to wholesale and retail customers in southern California and Nevada.

Hundreds of people nationwide, including 14 in Minnesota, have been sickened with salmonella connected to egg recalls at Hillandale Farms and Wright County Egg. On Friday, Hillandale announced the recall of 170 million eggs under a variety of brands. The eggs involved in Moark's recall are part of the 170 million recalled by Hillandale, said Jeanne Forbis, a Land O'Lakes spokeswoman.

Beginning Aug. 13, Wright County Egg recalled 380 million eggs, which by itself is the largest egg recall in recent history, according to the FDA. The FDA believes the two recalls are linked.

MIKE HUGHLETT

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