More than 200 million eggs recalled, fear of salmonella contamination

Darnell Taylor
April 16, 2018

The eggs were distributed in Florida, Colorado, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Salmonella can causes serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly among children, the elderly and anyone with a weakened immune system.

Further, officials said that eggs emerging from this farm were likely connected to 22 reported cases of salmonella infections.

In 2010, more than 550 million table eggs were called from two Iowa egg farms owned by Austin "Jack" DeCoster. The farm has 3 million laying hens with a USDA inspector on-site daily, the agency said.

"Healthy people infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain", the CDC says.

The recall is the largest of eggs in the United States since 2010, when more than 550 million eggs were recalled from two Iowa farms, according to the website Food Safety News. It's the largest egg recall in the US since 2010.

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In an announcement posted to its website on Friday, the FDA reported that Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana, recalled the eggs distributed from the farm in Hyde County, North Carolina.

More than 200 million eggs are being voluntarily recalled by an IN company over fears of salmonella.

Eggs were sold to restaurants and in supermarkets under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms and Sunshine Farms. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund", FDA boss Scott Gottlieb tweeted over the weekend.

The recall was voluntary on Rose Acre Farms' part.

"The eggs that are in the stores today are safe", she said by phone.

The affected eggs are from plant number P-1065.

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