200M Eggs Recalled Amid Salmonella Fears

US recalls 200 million eggs over food poisoning

The eggs were sold through retail stores and to restaurants via direct delivery.

Following a spate of illnesses, an Indiana Farm is is voluntarily recalling eggs that originated from and were sold in North Carolina due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The recall is equivalent to nearly 10 days production at the farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day. The F.D.A. urged consumers to check their purchases and avoid eating eggs that might be contaminated.

The eggs from the Hyde County farm reached consumers in 10 states, including New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

A 2010 egg-related salmonella outbreak led to more than 550 million getting pulled from shelves and thousands became sick. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Rose Acre Farms issued the voluntary recall in nine states for multiple brands including Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Sunshine Farms and Great Value.

Almost 207 million eggs have been recalled after 22 people have become sick after eating them, according to the Federal and Drug Administration. Twenty-two illnesses have been reported.

If you did purchase any of the 200 million eggs you can bring them back for a full refund.

The recall affects eggs with plant number P-1065, with Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on either side of the carton or package, the FDA said. The agency inspected the farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day from 3 million laying hens.



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