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200 million eggs are being recalled

By Erin Smith

If you have purchased eggs recently, you may want to check to see if your eggs are part of a recall issued by Rose Acre Farms in Seymour, Indiana. The company has recalled more than 200 million  eggs due to potential Salmonella contamination. 

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the eggs were distributed from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina and were distributed to restaurants and retail outlets in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. 

The notice from the FDA lists varieties which include Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms, Glenview,  Food Lion brand eggs and the Great Value brand which are sold at Walmart stores and eggs which were distributed to Waffle House restaurants. For a complete listing of all the affected brands and their UPC codes, go to https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm604640.htm

According to the FDA, “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.”

The recall comes after the FDA began an investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup which ocurred in multiple states. As part of the investigation, an inspection of the farm in Hyde County, N.C. was conducted.

Some symptoms of Salmonella can include nausea, fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps/pain, according to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga. 

The Centers for Disease Control offers some tips to protect yourself from Salmonella infection. 

*Cook beef, poultry, and eggs thoroughly. 

*Do not eat or drink foods containing raw eggs. 

*If you are served undercooked meat or eggs in a restaurant, send it back to the kitchen for further cooking. 

*Always wash your hands and kitchen surfaces with warm soapy water after handling raw eggs, raw meat or raw poultry. 

 

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