MOUNT VERNON — Although salmonella outbreaks have occurred in several states due to tainted eggs, area home-owned restaurants contacted by the News have experienced no adverse affects from the Hillandale Farms egg recall.
Leah Huber of Allison’s Finer Diner in Mount Vernon said she hasn’t notice any change in the amount of eggs breakfast customers are ordering.
“We don’t get our eggs from Hillandale,” she said. “We haven’t seen a decrease in egg orders at all.”
It’s breakfast business as usual at Centerburg’s Intown Restaurant, too. Manager Wanda Murphy said Intown Restaurant does not get its eggs from Hillandale, and added that the recall has had no noticeable affect on customer orders.
“All our eggs are farm fresh from local farmers,” said Crystal Wise of Eats & Sweets in Fredericktown. “We haven’t noticed any difference in the number of customers ordering egg dishes.” She said the cooks always carefully follow safe food handling techniques to make sure the eggs, and other foods, are properly prepared.
Restaurant chains with stores in the area have not been affected, either.
Margaret Standing, director of corporate communications for Bob Evans said, “I’m pleased to tell you at this time Bob Evans is not impacted by that egg recall. We don’t source eggs from any of the affected suppliers. We did take the opportunity last week, due to the heightened awareness that everyone had, to recommunicate to our restaurants proper handling, proper preparation and food safety guidelines. We thought it was a good idea to take the opportunity to reinforce that with our restaurant teams.”
“Subway hasn’t been affected as far as we can tell at this time,” said Subway World Headquarters spokesman Les Winograd. “We were not impacted by the recall. We do not use the types of eggs that were implicated. Also, we do not purchase from the suppliers that were implicated. As a matter of fact, all of our egg products or anything in our restaurants that has eggs, are fully cooked. In fact, the eggs are pasteurized.”
The egg recall is not a concern for McDonalds at this point. “It is not affecting us in any way,” said McDonald’s USA spokesperson Ashlee Yingling. “This has nothing to do with McDonald’s.”