After 22 reported cases of Salmonella infection, the FDA investigated and traced the source to eggs from a Rose Acre Farms facility in Hyde County, North Carolina. The discovery resulted in the voluntary recall of over 206 million eggs found in both stores and restaurants, amounting to the largest recall since 2010. Rose Acre Farms supplies many brands, including:
- Coburn Farms
- Country Daybreak
- Crystal Farms
- Food Lion
- Great Value
- Sunshine Farms
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb warned consumers in a tweet Saturday afternoon, urging shoppers to “Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund.”
Recalled eggs sold under multiple brand including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Sunshine Farms https://t.co/avbXxL1B05 Consumers with these eggs shouldn’t eat them. Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund
— Scott Gottlieb, M.D. (@SGottliebFDA) April 14, 2018
Residents should be especially cautious in the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. For a full list of recalled UPCs, see the full FDA press release.
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. Though healthy individuals often recover after 4–7 days, the risk of a potentially lethal infection increases for the young, elderly and those with weakened immune systems.
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