RECALL ALERT: Rose Acre Farms eggs recalled for bacterial contamination

Desiree Steele
April 16, 2018

More than 200 million eggs under a farm's numerous brand names have been recalled because of fears of salmonella fears, the Food and Drug Administration announced.

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.

"The voluntary recall was a result of some illnesses reported on the U.S. East Coast, which led to extensive interviews and eventually a thorough FDA inspection of the Hyde County farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day".

The FDA says anyone who bought the eggs should throw them away or return them to the place were they were purchased for a refund.

This recall is the largest since 2010 when a salmonella outbreak was linked to an Iowa egg farm that infected more than 1,500 people.

Salmonella is particularly harmful to the elderly and young children, causing symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, fever and diarrhea.

Brands affected include Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms and Glenview, with some eggs sold at Food Lion stores.

Twenty-two illnesses have been reported so far. The plant number is P-105, with the Julian date range of 011 through 012 printed on either side of the carton or package.

The eggs were sold through retail stores and restaurants. The FDA has since inspected the farm.

Colorado is one of the states that have been shipped eggs which are part of a recall due to the risk of salmonella poisoning.

Company officials at Walmart and Waffle House didn't immediately respond to messages Sunday seeking comment.

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