Egg lovers, take heed: The contents of your refrigerator may be contaminated. Nearly 207 million eggs (206,749,248, to be exact) are being recalled by the FDA over fears of salmonella, making it the second largest egg recall in the US since 2010.
The outbreak, which has resulted in at least 22 cases of illness thus far, involves eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms in Seymore, Indiana and sold to a distributing from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina. The latter which supplies eggs to no less than 10 states, putting consumers in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia at risk.
Brands and stores to watch out for include Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Glenview, Great Value, Walmart, and Food Lion: more specifically, those with plant number P-1065 printed on the carton with dates between 011 and 102.
The FDA has issued a statement to say that “Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.”
Salmonella, a bacterial illness resulting in diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, causes an estimated 1.2 million illnesses each year and 450 deaths.
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