Egg Recall List Causes Confusion

By Gary Meyer

An egg recall list distributed by Kern County Public Health Services Department may have been misunderstood by some Mountain Community residents. It was misinterpreted by Facebook posters who spread a rumor that a local restaurant had contaminated eggs. Recalled eggs are considered at-risk for salmonella contamination.

"The list only means that the business may have received recalled eggs, not that they did receive them," said Director of Kern County Public Health Matt Constantine on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Two local restaurants were on the list, Bistro on the Greens in Pine Mountain and Crazy Duck in Frazier Park.

Pine Mountain Club Property Owners Association General Manager Rory Woerster said without hesitation, "The Bistro never received any of the suspect eggs from our suppliers."

Diane Peterson, Manager of the Crazy Duck in Frazier Park, said her food supplier has been checking her inventory three times a week and has found no recalled eggs.

"Our inspectors visited all of the businesses on the list and we did not find any recalled eggs at any of the businesses," Constantine said.

This is part of the September 03, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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