Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

More than 200 million eggs recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

A notice posted on the Food & Drug Administration website Friday said the eggs shipped from a North Carolina farm may be tainted with salmonella.

The eggs come from Rose Acre Farms out of Seymour, Indiana and are sold in nine states, including Colorado.

The eggs were sold at Walmart and Food Lion stores, in addition to being sold under multiple brand names - Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Glenview and Great Value, according to USA Today.

Healthy individuals who contract the bacteria can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The elderly and those with weakened immune systems should also be wary, the FDA reports. The FDA noted that the affected eggs had a plant number P-1065 and a Julian date range of 011 to 102 printed on the side of each carton or package. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund".

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 855-215-5730 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. E.S.T. The FDA said the illnesses prompted an inspection of the Hyde County farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day. "Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them", he said.

The recall was voluntary on Rose Acre Farms' part.

A 2010 egg-related salmonella outbreak led to more than 550 million getting pulled from shelves and thousands became sick.

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