Eggs produced and sold in North Carolina recalled due to salmonella concerns

Marco Green
April 16, 2018

The recall came about after the illnesses were reported and the FDA inspected the North Carolina farm. The company voluntarily recalled the eggs after an investigation of illnesses on the East Coast triggered an inspection of the facility.

In 2010, more than 550 million table eggs were called from two Iowa egg farms owned by Austin "Jack" DeCoster.

Healthy people affected with the illness can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Its farm at Hyde County has about three million egg laying hens, also delivers about 2.3 million eggs each day also has a United States Department of Agriculture inspector on-site daily, the organization stated in an announcement.

Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

In a Saturday update, the FDA reports it linked the contamination to Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County, North Carolina-based farm.

Multiple brand names sell the potentially contaminated eggs, including, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Nelms, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Glenview and Great Value. However, in rare circumstances, Salmonellosis can cause the bacteria to enter the bloodstream and produce more serious consequences, such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis, according to the FDA.

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. Severe cases may require hospitalization.

"Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them", FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Sunday in a Twitter message.

The affected eggs are from plant number P-1065.

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