Rose Acre Farms recalled eggs due to Salmonella risk. Over 200 million eggs across nine states have been recalled by Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm, late Friday because they could potentially be tainted with salmonella.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that the Indiana company has recalled 206,749,248 eggs. Acre taken this move after at least 22 illnesses on the East Coast were reported.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections among young children or adults, and it can be especially dangerous for those with a weakened immune system.
Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm which produces 2.3 million eggs a day from 3 million laying hens and sold under brands including, Country Daybreak, Great Value Food Lion, Nelms, Coburn Farms, Glenview, and Sunshine Farms according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gotlieb.
“Consumers with these eggs shouldn’t eat them,” Scott Gotlieb said. “Throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for credit or refund.”
The FDA said Rose Acre Farms recalled eggs due to Salmonella health risk and the eggs were reached consumers in ten states including Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Colorado, New Jersey, North Carolina, and South Carolina. It also recalled the eggs, which were distributed to Food Lion stores, Walmart Inc. WMT, Waffle House restaurants, and +0.69% stores, according to a report.
Salmonella poisoning can cause diarrhea, nausea, fever, abdominal cramps, and vomiting as well as serious, even fatal, infections.
FDA alerted that consumers who have purchased the eggs should return them to the store of purchase for a full refund.