Eggs produced and sold in North Carolina recalled due to salmonella concerns

Gladys Abbott
April 16, 2018

About 1 million people in the United States get sick from salmonella every year, with about 19,000 people hospitalized and 380 deaths, according to the USA government.

About 207 million eggs supplied by a North Carolina farm are being recalled after more than 20 consumers became ill from suspected salmonella poisoning. The elderly and those with weakened immune systems should also be wary, the FDA reports.

Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.

The eggs were sold to restaurants and retail stores. In healthy individuals, the organism can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

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The affected eggs came from a plant number P-1065 with the Julian date range of 011 through the date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package.

They were sold under the brands Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Glenview, Great Value as well as at Walmart and Food Lion stores.

The FDA says anyone who purchased the eggs should discard them or return them to where they were purchased for a refund. "The facility includes 3 million laying hens with a USDA inspector on-site daily", the company said.

"The Hyde County farm has never before experienced a recall or serious safety violation", Rose Acre Farms said in an email.

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