Sixdog Investments LLC of Wellington, CO, is voluntarily recalling some cases of their certified organic eggs sold under the Owl Canyon brand because of potential contamination with Salmonella.

The company’s voluntary field action was initiated because of routine testing results and not because of any illnesses to date from consumption.

Some of the eggs were distributed in Colorado and some may have gone to Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico and Utah. These were distributed through retail outlets.

The eggs are packed in dozen and half-dozen packages. The products in question will have a packing date of 93, 94, 97, or 98; an expiration date of “051814,” “051914,” “052214,” or “052314”; they will also include a location code of 1 or 3. All this information is on the package, located on a white sticker on the end of each carton.

The company is confident that any and all products sent out with any other packing codes or expiration dates are fully safe for consumption. No associated illnesses have been reported to date.

Routine testing, initiated by the firm, revealed that the finished products from certain barns could potentially contain the Salmonella bacteria. The company immediately ceased production in these areas and began taking action to rectify the situation.

Consumers who have purchased these products may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (970) 286-0080. A representative will be available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.