August 17, 2010 - NuCal Foods Conducts Recall of Shell Eggs Supplied from Wright County Egg.
August 18, 2010 - Wright County Egg expands its recall. Wright County Egg has recalled a total of 380 million eggs due to salmonella concerns.
August 19, 2010 - COUNTRY Eggs, Inc. initiates a voluntary recall of shell eggs supplied from Wright County Egg.
August 20, 2010 - Hillandale Farms of Iowa conducts a nationwide voluntary recall of 170 million shell eggs.
August 20, 2010 - Luberski Inc., initiates a voluntary recall of shell eggs supplied from Wright County Egg.
August 20, 2010 - NuCal Foods conducts a recall of shell eggs supplied from Hillandale Farms.
August 20, 2010 - Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. initiates a voluntary recall of shell eggs produced by Hillandale Farms.
August 23, 2010 - Moark, LLC recalls shell eggs produced by Hillandale Farms.
August 25, 2010 - Trafficanda Egg Ranch initiates a voluntary recall of shell eggs produced by Wright County Egg.
August 25, 2010 - Cardenas Market Brand Label included in Wright County Egg recall.
August 26, 2010 - Federal investigators find salmonella bacteria in chicken feed and in barn and walkway areas at Iowa farms at the center of the nationwide outbreak.
August 27, 2010 - Sparboe Farms initiates a voluntary recall of shell eggs produced by Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms.
November 2010 - Approximately 1,939 illnesses have been reported that are likely associated with this outbreak.
Peanut Corporation of America, 2008 - 2009 Multi-state outbreak of Salmonella serotype Typhimurium infections.
One of the largest food recalls in U.S. history.
More than 2,100 products recalled.
At least 714 cases in 46 states and 9 deaths.
January 3 and 4, 2009 - Preliminary analysis by the CDC of a multi-state study indicates peanut butter as the likely source of the bacteria causing Salmonella infections that began in early September 2008.
January 9, 2009 - The FDA begins its inspection of the Peanut Corp. of America (PCA) plant in Blakely, Georgia. - Minnesota health officials report that preliminary laboratory testing found Salmonella in a five-pound container of King Nut brand peanut butter.
January 10, 2009 - The King Nut Company issues a voluntary recall of specific lot numbers of peanut butter manufactured by PCA.
January 13, 2009 - PCA announces a voluntary nationwide recall of all peanut butter and peanut paste produced in the Blakely facility since July 1, 2008.
January 28, 2009 - 54 companies have recalled at least 431 products containing ingredients produced by the PCA facility since July 1, 2008. - PCA expands its recall to include all peanuts and peanut products processed at the Blakely plant since January 1, 2007. - Production of all peanut products at the Blakely facility stops.
February 9, 2009 - The FBI raids PCA headquarters in Lynchburg, Va., and the Blakely plant.
February 10, 2009 - PCA subsidiary Plainview Peanut Co. voluntarily closes its processing plant in Plainview, Texas, during federal and state investigations of its food safety records and procedures. Preliminary lab tests show the possible presence of Salmonella there too.
February 11, 2009 - After being subpoenaed, PCA President Stewart Parnell appears before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee about the outbreak but refuses to answer questions, invoking his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself. E-mails between Parnell and plant manager Sammy Lightsey reveal that Parnell gave instructions to release products that had initially tested positive for Salmonella after getting a second, negative test result.