HOLT, Fla., May 14, 2018–An Indiana egg farm voluntarily recalled more than 2 million eggs April 13 because of possible salmonella bacteria contamination according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm in Seymour, Ind., voluntarily began the recall April 13 after illnesses were reported on the U.S. East Coast.
Recalled eggs were sold in grocery stores and to restaurants under multiple brand names, including:
- Coburn Farms
- Country Daybreak
- Crystal Farms
- Food Lion
- Great Value
- Sunshine Farms
(see images of egg packaging here)
The following egg carton numbers have been recalled:
- Plant number P-1065 (the plant number) and another set of numbers a Julian date between 011 and 102 (the Julian date)
- Publix and Sunups egg cartons: plant number P-1359D and Julian date 048A or 049A with Best By dates of APR 02 and APR 03.
To date, 35 people in nine states, including two in Florida, have become ill as a result of the eggs. Of those, 11 have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
According to Foodsafety.gov, refrigerated eggs can be kept in the refrigerator for three-to-five weeks.
However, the CDC recommends not eating recalled eggs and to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.
Furthermore, the CDC recommends washing and sanitizing drawers or shelves in refrigerators where recalled eggs were stored.
Most people infected with salmonella develop the following signs and symptoms 12-to-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria, according to the CDC:
- Stomach cramps
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