PSA: Massive Salmonella Egg Recall Reaches 10 States

Check your cartons; over 206 million eggs have been implicated.

By Ethan L. Johns
April 16, 2018

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After a growing number of salmonella infections on the East Coast were traced back to a Rose Acre Farms egg production facility in North Carolina, the company voluntarily recalled over 206 million chicken eggs—the largest egg recall since 2010.

The potentially contaminated eggs reached consumers in the ten following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

The eggs were sold in different stores under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms and Sunshine Farms. They were also sold to Waffle House restaurant locations.

As of Friday, 22 related cases of salmonella had been confirmed. Though no deaths have been reported, salmonella infection can be fatal in elderly adults and young children. Be on the lookout for symptoms, which include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain in healthy individuals.

A complete list of recalled products is available on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website. The FDA is urging all consumers to check their eggs. If you find contaminated eggs, dispose of them or return them for a refund.

This outbreak is the largest since 2010, when over half a billion Iowa eggs were recalled and thousands of individuals were infected.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns