In a statement released on Friday, the FDA said at least 22 illnesses have been reported from consuming salmonella-contaminated eggs. Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling 200 million eggs due to possible contamination with the bacteria. The eggs in question made it to Florida and eight additional states. They were sold under popular brands at stores including Walmart and Food Lion. Here’s how to find out if you have recalled eggs in your refrigerator:
- The eggs in the recall were sold under the brand names Country Daybreak; Crystal Farms; Coburn Farms; Sunshine Farms; Glenview; Great Value.
- Look for eggs with the plant number P-105, with the Julian date range of 011 through 012 printed on either side of the carton or package.
- The eggs reached consumers in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia, Colorado, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
The eggs may have been contaminated with salmonella braenderup, an organism which can cause serious, even fatal, infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.
Consumers who have purchased the eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
This latest recall of eggs is the largest in the United States since 2010, the Food Safety News website reported.