An estimated 200 million eggs have been recalled by Rose Acre Farms because they could potentially be contaminated with Salmonella.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Indiana company is voluntarily recalling exactly 206,749,248 eggs, which were distributed from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina. The recall, which is the largest egg recall since 2010, affects consumers in the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
According to the FDA, the eggs came from plant number P-1065 and have a date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on the packaging.
The affected eggs were sold under these brands:
- Coburn Farms
- Country Daybreak
- Crystal Farms
- Food Lion
- Great Value
- Sunshine Farms
- Waffle House
You can see the full list of affect products here.
The recall came about after 22 illnesses were reported in states along the East Coast. Salmonella poisoning can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. It can be especially dangerous for young children, elderly people, and those with a weakened immune system.
Consumers who have purchased the eggs should immediately stop using them and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone with questions may contact the company at (855) 215-5730 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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