An egg company headquartered in Missouri is announcing a voluntary recall of shelled eggs due salmonella concerns.

The FDA has announced that eggs produced by The Good Earth Egg Company, LLC of Bonne Terre, Missouri are at risk of containing Salmonella. The organism can cause “serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems” according to fda.gov.

Items that may be affected include eggs of various sizes in cartons of six, ten, 12, and 18 as well as cases of 15 dozen and 30 dozen. Dates and codes include everything prior to “252 Sell By 10/8/2016”.

Good Earth Egg Company has issued the following statement:

“We are taking these steps because consumer safety is our top priority. As a third-generation family operated farm, we are solely focused on providing fresh, quality, healthy eggs to local consumers. Although no Good Earth Egg Company eggs have tested positive for Salmonella, we feel strongly that issuing a voluntary recall is the right thing to do. Good Earth Egg Company is working closely with the FDA to determine the root cause of the potential contamination.”

Good Earth Eggs are distributed throughout Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas. No word yet on if any stores in the Quincy/Hannibal area carry them.