• Some brands include Great Value and Food Lion.
Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind., is voluntarily recalling more than 200 million eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella Braenderup can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella Braenderup can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.
The eggs were distributed from a farm in Hyde County and reached consumers in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia through retail stores and restaurants.
To date there have been 22 illnesses.
The affected eggs are from plant number P-1065 with the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package.
This includes eggs sold under the Walmart Great Value and Food Lion store brands. Other brands are Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Nelms, Waffle House, Crystal Farms and Glenview.
The voluntary recall was a result of some illnesses reported on the U.S. East Coast, which led to extensive interviews and eventually a 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.
Consumers who have purchased eggs are urged to discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. 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.