West Virginia health officials say they have erred in reporting that tainted eggs have not been sold in the Mountain State.

Inspectors with the state Department of Agriculture are now saying they have found eggs involved in a massive recall in several stores, despite reassurances from the federal Food and Drug Administration that no eggs linked to the salmonella outbreak are in the state.

State inspectors say they found recalled Hillandale Brand eggs in at least four Foodland stores in Huntington, Milton, Scott Depot and Eleanor.

Calhoun resident Jim Prusak told the Herald, he had found eggs originating from the tainted shipping in the local Foodland store, and returned eggs to the store for a refund.

Inspectors with the state Department of Health and Human Resources, in conjunction with county health departments and the Department of Agriculture are now canvassing stores across the state for recalled eggs.

Residents are encouraged to look for recalled codes on all cartons of eggs before eating them. The codes include a plant code, followed by a Julian date (the numerical day of the year the eggs were processed).

Plant codes for recalled eggs include:

P1860, with the Julian dates 099 to 230

P1663, with Julian dates 137 to 230

P1026, P1413 and P1946, with Julian dates 136 to 225.

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