More than 200 million eggs recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

  • More than 200 million eggs recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

More than 200 million eggs recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the eggs were potentially contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup. The affected eggs came from Rose Acre's Hyde County, N.C., production farm, and were distributed to consumers in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

North Carolina is among several states in which the eggs were distributed.

Symptoms can include fever, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The company-written, FDA-posted recall notice uses the "abundance of caution" mitigation of the recall, it also admits 22 illnesses have been reported. In rare circumstances, exposure to salmonella can lead to arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis if the organism enters the blood stream.

Anybody with recalled eggs should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.

The recall involves eggs with the plant number P-105, with the Julian date range of 011 through 012 printed on either side of the carton or package.

Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana announced it is recalling 206,749,248 eggs sold by major retailers across the country. If you have questions, call Rose Acre Farms at 855-215-5730 between 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. EST.