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Eggs recalled over salmonella fears sold in Virginia

Posted at 10:38 PM, Apr 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-16 11:53:09-04

HYDE COUNTY, N.C. – Nearly 207 million eggs have been recalled after 22 people have become sick after eating them, according to the Federal and Drug Administration.

The eggs were from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina, and are being recalled by the company Rose Acre Farms, of Seymour, Indiana, because of the potential Salmonella Braenderup outbreak, FDA officials said.

The eggs from the plant P-1065 are associated with Rose Acre Farms and were distributed to Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, New Jersey, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and West Virginia through grocery stores and restaurants.

Impacted brands include Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms and Glenview. Some of the eggs were also sold at Food Lion stores under the store's brand and some were sold at Walmart under the Great Value brand. Some of the eggs were also distributed to Waffle House restaurants. Click here for the complete list of brands affected by the recall.

"Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund."

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. It can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis, according to the FDA.

Consumers who have purchased the eggs are urged not to use them and return them to the store where they bought them for a refund. If you have questions, call Rose Acre Farms at 855-215-5730 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.