More Than Two Million Eggs Recalled Over Fears of Salmonella Contamination
The potentially contaminated eggs were sold to consumers in nine states, including North Carolina
Hyde County, North Carolina-based Rose Acre Farms has issued a recall for more than two million eggs that may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The potentially contaminated eggs were distributed in the states of Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The eggs were sold to consumers through various retail stores and restaurants.
The affected eggs came from plant number P-1065 and contain a Julian date ranging from 011 through 102 printed on the side of the carton or package.
To date, there have been 22 consumer illnesses reported linked to the recalled eggs.
Risks of Salmonella
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism causing more severe illnesses.
What should consumers do?
Consumers in possession of the recalled eggs should not consume them. The eggs can be returned to the place or purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions or concerns about this recall should contact Rose Acre Farms at (855) 215-5730.