More than 200 million eggs are being recalled after an outbreak of the potentially deadly salmonella bacteria was linked to a North Carolina farm.
"After learning that all of the people who became ill ate eggs or egg dishes, the FDA was able to trace back the source of some of the eggs to the Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County farm", the news release reads.
The FDA announced that 22 cases of salmonella have been reported because of the tainted eggs. The Julian date - or lot codes - have a range of 011 through date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package. The recall also lists eggs that were distributed to the Waffle House restaurant chain.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, if not washed and sanitized properly, salmonella can latch onto the outside of the egg's shell because the egg exits the hen's body through the same passageway as feces is excreted. The FDA, urges you to stop using the recalled eggs right away and return them to the store you bought them from for a full refund.
More than 200 million eggs have been recalled because of potential salmonella contamination.
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The eggs from a Rose Acre Farms facility in Hyde County, North Carolina, may be contaminated with a form of salmonella, which can cause serious infection.
The 53 items affected by the recall include brands like Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms and Glenview, with some eggs sold at Food Lion stores, CNN said.
Officials confirmed that the affected farm - Rose Acre Farms, which describes itself as the second-largest egg producer in the US - has paused its egg distribution.
The largest recall of table eggs happened in 2010. "Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them", he said.