Wyoming has now joined the list of states hit by the egg recall because of risks of a salmonella infection, with an announcement over the weekend. Initial investigation from the FDA has traced contaminated eggs to just a few large-scale operations in Iowa, although recalled eggs distributed in Wyoming came from Minnesota.
Patty Lovera with Food and Water Watch says the scope of the recall makes it the largest in history, and she's concerned that consolidated, crowded warehouse-type production led to the unhealthy conditions that allowed salmonella to thrive.
Since the recall, Lovera says they've heard farmers markets are reporting an increase in demand for locally-raised eggs. She thinks going local is a good choice.
Potentially tainted eggs were sold in Wyoming under the brand names Albertsons, Sparboe Farms, Liborio Market, Shamrock Foods and Glenview Farms. FoodSafety.gov has a complete list of brands and carton codes affected by the recall.