Eggs sold at 5 Atlanta markets recalled over possible salmonella contamination

Illnesses reported at locations using Gravel Ridge Farms cage-free eggs

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Atlanta is included in a multistate recall of Gravel Ridge Farms cage-free eggs.

According to Gravel Ridge Farms, which issued the voluntary recall because of possible salmonella contamination, five stores in the Atlanta area carry the eggs.

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Fourteen people from Alabama and Tennessee have been infected with salmonellaaccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two people have been hospitalized; no deaths have been reported.

A full list of where the eggs were sold is at

The recalled packages were distributed between June 25 and Sept. 6, in cardboard containers of 12 and 30 eggs. The “use by” dates on the containers are July 25 through Oct. 3, with the UPC code 7-06970-38444-6.

Gravel Ridge Farms recommends consumers discard any of their eggs, regardless of the date on the container.

If you have questions, you can call Dustin Smith at 205-363-1105, weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.