Indiana Largely Insulated From Egg Recall

Grocers Say Recalled Eggs Not Linked To Indiana

A massive egg recall prompted by a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds of people is having little impact in Indiana.

Both Marsh and Kroger stores in central Indiana said they haven't been affected by the recall because they use different suppliers. Marsh, in particular, gets its eggs from local producers, 6News' Julie Pursley reported.

The Indiana State Poultry Association said residents should be educated about proper cooking and food preparation procedures, regardless of the recall.

"As I've been telling people since I've been in this job for 20 years, cook your food," said Paul Brennan, the association's executive vice president. "If you cook your food, it's not going to be an issue."

Consumers don't seem to be shying away from egg purchases, a staple in many Hoosier households.

"If you cook them well enough, you kill all the bacteria," said consumer Wendy Stearns. "I'm eating eggs."

"I personally haven't been concerned," said consumer Kristin Zajdel. "We probably go through 18 eggs a week."

Brennan said Indiana is the third-largest egg producer in the U.S., with about 6.5 billion coming from the state each year.

Brennan said the poultry industry has strict measures to test its products and that he doesn't anticipate the state's egg industry will be hurt by the recall.

"There is so much less salmonella … out there than there had been in the past," he said. "The public would be amazed if they knew just how wholesome and high quality there products are."