NC farm recalls 200 million eggs

Marcus Newton
April 16, 2018

The FDA reports that Rose Acre Farms is recalling more than 200 million eggs that were sold in multiple states, including Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Salmonella infections are particularly risky to the young and elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.

- Hundreds of millions of eggs are being voluntarily recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

A farm in IN is recalling more than 200 million eggs sold in nine states over salmonella fears.

The country's Food and Drug Administration said 22 cases of illnesses were reported. It can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis, according to the FDA.

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David Rust began Rose Acre Farms in IN as a family operation with 1,000 hens in the 1930s and it grew to 17 facilities in eight states, according to its website. The eggs were sold through retail stores and to restaurants via direct delivery.

The infections were first reported in early March, and a lab on April 11 confirmed that a sample from the Hyde County farm matched a strain that was spurring the illness, the FDA said.

The affected eggs, from plant number P-1065 will have the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton.

Alternatively, bacteria in the hen's ovary or oviduct can get to the egg before the shell forms around it, according to the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Anybody in possession of affected eggs should not eat them, and should throw them away or return them for a refund.

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