Indiana Farm Recalls More Than 200 Million Eggs over Salmonella Concerns

Indiana Farm Recalls More Than 200 Million Eggs over Salmonella Concerns

"The facility includes 3 million laying hens with a USDA inspector on-site daily", said the FDA.

Rose Acre Farms, with headquarters in Seymour, Ind., distributed the eggs to retail stores and restaurants in nine states - Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. It's the largest egg recall in the US since 2010.

This recall is the largest since 2010 when a salmonella outbreak was linked to an Iowa egg farm that infected more than 1,500 people.

So far, 22 reported cases of salmonella infections are believed to be tied to the contaminated eggs. The FDA noted that the affected eggs had a plant number P-1065 and a Julian date range of 011 to 102 printed on the side of each carton or package.

The infections were first reported in early March, and a lab on April 11 confirmed that a sample from the Hyde County farm matched a strain that was spurring the illness, the FDA said.


Consumers are urged to check their egg cartons against the recalled batches listed online.

The agency advised the public to throw away the eggs or return them to the place of purchase for credit or refund.

Rose Acre Farms can be reached at 855-215-5730.

Officials also revealed that eggs from the North Carolina farm were sold to restaurants and in supermarkets under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms and Sunshine Farms. In rare situations, Salmonella Braenderup infections can cause the organism to enter the bloodstream and produce severe illnesses, such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

"Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them", FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Sunday in a Twitter message. It is generally contracted from contaminated poultry, meat, eggs and water, and affects the intestinal tract.

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