WASHINGTON — The nationwide recall of tainted eggs expanded yesterday as a second Iowa egg farm was linked to the investigation of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 1,000 people.
Iowa’s Hillandale Farms said it was recalling eggs after tests confirmed illnesses associated with them. The company did not say how many eggs were being recalled or if it is connected to Wright County Egg, an Iowa farm that recalled 380 million eggs this week.
An FDA spokeswoman, however, said the two recalls are related. The strain of salmonella poisoning is the same strain linked to Wright County Egg.
The eggs recalled yesterday were distributed under the brand names Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow, Wholesome Farms, and West Creek. The new recall applies to eggs sold between April and August.
Hillandale said the eggs were distributed in 14 states; Massachusetts was not on the list.
CDC officials said the number of illnesses related to the outbreak is apt to grow. That’s because illnesses occurring after mid-July may not be reported yet. Almost 2,000 illnesses from the strain of salmonella linked to both recalls were reported between May and July.