Over 200 million eggs recalled in 9 states

Rose Acre Farms, based in Seymour, Indiana, has voluntarily recalled over 200 million eggs that are potentially contaminated with salmonella. 206,749,248 eggs have been recalled by the company as a cautionary measure. The eggs were distributed out of a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina, and were sold in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia through retail stores and restaurants.

To date, there have been 22 illnesses, all on the east coast of the US, that have been linked to the recalled eggs. As a result, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have conducted extensive interviews and a thorough inspection of the Hyde County, NC, farm. The farm produces 2.3 million eggs a day and includes 3 million laying hens with a USDA inspector on-site daily.

Recalled eggs include those branded as Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Crystal Farms, Waffle House, Glenview, Great Value, Sunshine Farms, Nelms, and Loose eggs. The affected eggs are from plant number P-1065 with the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package.

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

Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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