Salmonella traced in farm, over 200 million eggs recalled


Because salmonella bacteria can be present inside eggs, it's a good idea to avoid eating (or feeding pets) raw or undercooked eggs, including foods that contain them, such as raw cookie dough.

Salmonella can causes serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly among children, the elderly and anyone with a weakened immune system. To date 22 people have reported illness due to the contaminated eggs.

Rose Acre Farms responded to the discovery by voluntarily going through with the recall, and halting production of eggs.

The eggs were distributed to Food Lion grocery stores and Walmart stores in the states listed above.

"Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them", FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted Saturday. Affected eggs were sold under several different brands, which includes Great Value, Nelms, Sunshine Farms, Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Food Lion, Glenview and to restaurants.

The eggs could have Salmonella Braederup.

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Eggs that are part of this recall were sold in one-dozen containers and have Julian date between 011 and 102 printed on the carton.

The FDA notes, "Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund".

"Healthy individuals infected with salmonella braenderup can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain", the website states. Severe cases may require hospitalization.

The C.D.C. estimates that salmonella ailments - the huge majority of those from food cause about 1.2 million ailments as well as 450 fatalities each year from the United States.

These signs and symptoms generally last from two to seven days, but diarrhea may last up to 10 days or more.

Chickens can pass bacteria to their eggs through feces, while, in some cases, Salmonella can reach inside the eggs even before the eggshell forms.