Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

Salmonella fears prompt recall of more than 200 mln eggs in US

Salmonella fears prompt recall of more than 200 mln eggs in US

It is the largest recall of eggs in the United States since 2010, the Food Safety News website reported. The plant number is P-105, with the Julian date range of 011 through 012 printed on either side of the carton or package.

The eggs were sold through retail stores and restaurants. The FDA has since inspected the farm.

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

The recall is the largest of eggs in the U.S. since 2010, when more than 550 million eggs were recalled from two Iowa farms, according to the website Food Safety News.

Food Lion has pulled the recalled eggs from shelves of the approximately 400 stores where they were available, said spokeswoman Emma Inman.

The FDA notes, "Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund". The eggs were sold under the brands Country Daybreak, Sunshine Farms, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Glenview and Great Value.

The FDA issued the voluntary recall order for 206,749,248 eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana.

Over 200 million eggs have been recalled from an IN farm after concerns of salmonella contamination.

Officials confirmed that the affected farm - Rose Acre Farms, which describes itself as the second-largest egg producer in the USA - has paused its egg distribution.

In that case, 22 hospitalizations have been reported, the Centers for Disease Control said in a notice posted on April 13.

"Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them". It is generally contracted from contaminated poultry, meat, eggs and water, and affects the intestinal tract.

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