Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Medical | By Jackie Banks

More than 200 Million Eggs Recalled over Potential Salmonella Contamination

More than 200 Million Eggs Recalled over Potential Salmonella Contamination

More than 200 million eggs under a farm's numerous brand names have been recalled because of fears of salmonella fears, the Food and Drug Administration announced.

One of the company's facilities located in Hyde County, North Carolina is responsible for producing eggs that get distributed to stores and restaurants in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North and SC.

As of Friday, the FDA states there have been 22 reported illnesses on the East Coast traced back to a farm in Hyde County, N.C. The FDA notes that the farm produces 2.3 million eggs per day and has a USDA inspector on site daily.

Anybody in possession of affected eggs should not eat them, and should throw them away or return them for a refund.

Rose Acre Farms described it self since the egg producer at the usa.

Salmonella is particularly harmful to the elderly and young children, causing symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, fever and diarrhea.

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That led to an inspection of the farm in Hyde County, North Carolina that produced the eggs.

The breakfast staple can become infected with salmonella through multiple ways.

Chickens can pass the bacteria to eggs because the eggs leave hens through the same passageway as feces.

The recall is one of the largest in nearly a decade. Some of the eggs brands involved in the recall were distributed at Food Lion stores, Walmart Inc. and Waffle House restaurants, the AP reported.

According to the Food Safety News website, the recall marks the largest such pulling of eggs from the market in the U.S. since 2010.

Twenty-two illnesses have been reported so far.

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