An outbreak of Salmonella on Saturday caused one of the largest egg recalls in the market in recent years: more than 206 million eggs sold under nine different brands in nine states.
The recall of Rose Acre Farms is, according to Food Safety News, the largest in the United States since another one that was made in 2010, also caused by Salmonella.
The recall notice published by the company and disclosed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is mitigated by the term “abundant precaution” to justify the recall, but also admits that 22 cases have been reported.
Salmonella is one of the most common diseases transmitted by food, but symptoms can range from mild, such as fever, diarrhea and vomiting, to causing death, especially in infants, the elderly and those with immune systems damaged by problems chronic health
“The voluntary recall was the result of some diseases reported on the east coast of the United States, which led to extensive interviews and finally a thorough inspection of the FDA at the Hyde County farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs daily” , says the notice.
Although Rose Acre Farms is based in Seymour, Indiana, the aforementioned farm is located in Hyde County, North Carolina.
The eggs went to stores and restaurants in Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Colorado and West Virginia. They were sold loose to restaurants, of which one was Waffle House. In grocery stores, they were sold under the Country Daybreak brands; Crystal Farms; Coburn Farms; Sunshine Farms; Glenview, Great Value (brand of Walmart store); and the Food Lion’s store brand.
In the package of eggs recalled from the market, consumers can find plant No. P-1065 and a julian date range of 011 to date of 102.
People who have purchased these recalled eggs should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund. If you have questions, you should call the company at 1-855-215-5730, 8 a.m. at 5 p.m., Eastern time.