200 Million Eggs Recalled With Fear of Being Contaminated With Salmonella
On April 13th, Rose Acre Farms in Seymour, Indiana has voluntarily recalled 200 million eggs due to fear of them being contaminated with salmonella. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) already reported 22 salmonella related illnesses as a result of consumption of these eggs. The eggs were sold and distributed, reaching several retail stores and restaurants in Florida, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, North and South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Colorado.
Brand names which contained the eggs were sold under include: Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Glenview Farms, and Great Value brand. They were also sold within Walmart and Food Lion stores. These eggs have the P-1065 plant number and their Julian dates range from 011-102. Visit this FDA link for specific packaging number details per brand.
The FDA was able to trace back to Rose Acre Farms after learning that all involved in 22 recent cases of Salmonella Braenderup had consumed eggs and/or egg dishes prior to getting sick. After investigation and inspection of the farm, the acquired samples proved to also contain the same Salmonella Braenderup strain found. This therefor ties the Hyde County facility to the virus outbreak. After these findings is when Rose Acre Farms then voluntarily recalled their eggs.
Retailers and restaurant who get their egg supply from any of the mentioned brands should promptly dispose of these eggs or return them for full refund. It is important to also remember that any surface that the eggs have touched may have fell victim to cross-contamination and can possibly become infected. Proper cleaning routines should be followed regarding all surfaces that the eggs and their packages came in contact with. Make sure to wash with soap and warm water. Keep in mind that any food-contact surfaces should not be washed with harsh chemical cleaners or bleaches.
For consumers who have purchased the eggs in question, please dispose of them properly or return them to the retailer for a full refund. Properly cleaning measures should also be taken with any surfaces that the eggs came in contact with. If you feel like you have become infected with salmonella, we suggest you take take proper measures, stay hydrated, and seek medical attention if necessary. Even if you do not feel like your symptoms are strong enough to be hospitalized, medicine and treatment may be able to help.
Salmonella Symptoms Include:
- Stool containing blood
- Abdominal cramps
- Muscle and joint pain
These symptoms can begin around 12-72 hours post consumption of contaminated food; and illness can last around 4-7 days without treatment being necessary. However, is your symptoms worsen seek medical attention.
Not everyone who intakes food contaminated with salmonella bacteria will get sick. A high number of cases are reported by infants, young children, elderly adults, and people with weakened immune systems.