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News Article

More than 200 Million eggs recalled in USA over Salmonella fears

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local officials are investigating Salmonella Braenderup infections.

Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana-based farm, has issued a recall of 206,749,248 eggs in connection with 22 cases of salmonella on the East Coast, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The affected eggs were distributed from the farm in Hyde County, North Carolina to the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia through retail stores and restaurants via direct delivery.

The voluntary recall was a result of extensive interviews and a thorough FDA inspection of the Hyde County farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day. The facility includes 3 million laying hens with a USDA inspector on-site daily.

After learning that all of the people who became ill ate eggs or egg dishes before the onset of illness, the FDA was able to trace back the source of some of the eggs to the Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm. FDA investigators then inspected the farm and collected samples for testing. FDA analysis of the samples revealed that the same strain of Salmonella Braenderup that caused the illnesses was present at the Hyde County Egg facility, tying the facility to the illnesses.

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

Read more at FDA Investigates Salmonella Braenderup Infections Linked to Shell Eggs from Rose Acre Farms.

Article details

  • Author(s)
  • M Djuric, DVM
  • Date
  • 16 April 2018
  • Source
  • FDA, USA
  • Subject(s)
  • Poultry