Local eggs are safe for consumption, stores say
By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
Aug. 20, 2010 at 3:20 a.m.
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Crossroads area food stores were not immediately affected by either of the two egg recalls this week.
Two Iowa egg farms recalled several million eggs after a nationwide salmonella outbreak.
Shelley Parks, the director of public affairs for H-E-B stores on the Gulf Coast and border, said none of the H-E-B stores in Texas carry the brands recalled.
"They are safe to eat," she said. "We're lucky in that we get most of our products from Texas."
Eggs are also on the shelves of area Walgreens, said Henry Adams, executive manager of the store on the corner of Navarro Street and Airline Road.
Dick's Crestwood Food Store manager Eric Felts, said eggs are good to sell at that location.
"We double-checked," he said.
Walmart's corporate office did not return a media inquiry Friday, but an employee in foods who asked not to be named said the store's eggs were not recalled.
"Our eggs come from Texas and Louisiana," he said.