A Salmonella scare has triggered a massive eggs recall here in the United States.
About 207 million eggs produced at a farm in Hyde County, N.C., are being recalled because of possible contamination with salmonella bacteria.
In a statement, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind. said that 22 illnesses but no deaths have so far been linked to the tainted eggs.
The eggs can be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which causes serious illness and sometimes death.Frail seniors, children, and others with weak immune systems are most susceptible to this bacteria.
Salmonella: What Happened On The Farm?
The recall arose after illnesses were reported in East Coast states. The outbreak led to a thorough FDA (Food and Drug Administration) inspection of the Hyde County farm. This farm which produces 2.3 million eggs a day. The facility also includes 3 million laying hens with a USDA inspector on-site daily.
The recalled eggs were distributed from the North Carolina farm to retailers and restaurants in these locations:
- New Jersey,
- New York,
- North Carolina,
- South Carolina,
- West Virginia
All of the eggs come from plant number P-1065, with a date range of 011 through date of 102. This number is printed on either the side or front part of the carton.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at (855) 215-5730 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard time.
People infected with the strain of salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Heart or arthritic issues can also develop.