CHARLOTTE, NC — Eggs distributed from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina, may have been contaminated with salmonella, and prompted Rose Acre Farms to issue a recall, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. More than 200 millions eggs have been recalled nationally and 22 illnesses have been reported to date. The eggs were distributed to North Carolina, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Those infected with salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The FDA warns that salmonella can sometimes enter the bloodstream and cause more serious illnesses.
The eggs were sold under several brands, including Crystal Farms, Great Value and Country Daybreak; they have been sold in several stores, including Food Lion and Walmart.
The affected eggs, 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, as follows:
The FDA says anyone who may have bought the affected eggs can return them for a refund. For more information, contact the company at (855) 215-5730 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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You can find the eggs affected by the recall here.
Includes reporting by Patch Editor Feroze Dhanoa
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