Not So 'Egg'cellent: Salmonella Concerns Prompt Recall
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 200 million eggs distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in nine states have been recalled because of bacterial contamination.
A notice posted on the Food & Drug Administration website Friday said the eggs shipped from a North Carolina farm may be tainted with salmonella. The bacteria can cause nausea, diarrhea and, in rare cases, death.
What you need to know
- Twenty-two illnesses have been reported in states along the East Coast.
- Eggs reached consumers in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
- Brands include Country Daybreak, Fodd Lion, Nelms, Waffle House, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Glenview and Great Value as well as some other ways the eggs were distributed.
- These brands are sold at retailers including Walmart and Food Lion.
- The affected eggs are from plant number P-1065 with the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on the carton or package.
About Rose Acre Farms
- The company started in Indiana and now has more than 17 facilities in eight states.
- It produces about 2 million eggs a day.
- The effected eggs came from the company's Hyde County, North Carolina, location.
- The farm voluntarily recalled the eggs "through an abundance of caution."
- The FDA inspected the farm and connected the recalled eggs to the people who got sick.
What to do
"Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Twitter. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund."
FDA is advising consumers not to eat recalled eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm. The eggs are sold under multiple brand names in 9 states. FDA testing determined that these eggs are connected to 22 illnesses caused by Salmonella Braenderup https://t.co/aOIW0HStGI— Scott Gottlieb, M.D. (@SGottliebFDA) April 15, 2018
The recalled eggs are sold under brands including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Sunshine Farms https://t.co/2BmioUH3Xa 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 15, 2018
Food Lion has pulled the recalled eggs from shelves of the approximately 400 stores where they were available, said spokeswoman Emma Inman.
"The eggs that are in the stores today are safe," she said by phone. She said she didn't have information on whether Food Lion customers were among those who got sick.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at (855) 215-5730 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
More information on the recall can be found, here.
NH1 contributed material to this story.