More than 200-million eggs recalled from Hyde County Farm

Jeannie Matthews
April 15, 2018

Salmonella is a bacterial infection typically contracted by eating or drinking contaminated food and water. Healthy individuals can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

At least 22 illnesses to date have been traced back to the North Carolina farm that produces 2.3 million shell eggs a day from 3.0 million laying hens.

- More than 200 million eggs distributed from a Hyde County farm have been recalled due to a possible salmonella contamination.

Though Rose Acre Farms is headquartered in Seymour, Indiana, the aforementioned farm is in Hyde County, North Carolina.

The eggs were distributed from Rose Acre Farms in Hyde County and have reached consumers in nine different states, including North Carolina, Florida, Colorado, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, the FDA said. They were sold loose to restaurants, of which one was Waffle House.

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The eggs were packaged and sold under several brand names including, but not limited to, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Sunshine Farms, Crystal Farms, and Great Value.

The eggs are from the plant P-1065, which is associated with Rose Acre Farms.

More than 550 million table eggs were called from two Iowa egg farms owned by Austin (Jack) DeCoster in 2010 involving a nationwide Salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands.

Anyone who bought eggs affected by this recall should return them for a full refund.

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