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The Massive Egg Recall: Everything We Know So Far

April 17, 2018

Rose Acre Farms is issuing a massive recall of more than 206 million eggs in response to a Salmonella Braenderup contamination that infected 22 people last month. The Seymour, Indiana-based company instituted the recall on April 13.

After a joint investigation with the Center for Disease Control, the Federal Food and Drug Administration advised consumers not to eat eggs from one of the company’s affiliate farms in Hyde County, North Carolina. The agency reported that the farm distributed eggs to Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. They’ve instructed consumers to throw out or return their cartons to their grocery store for a refund.

In the wake of the announcement, the farm in question has halted production and reached out to customers, or restaurants, who may have bought the eggs under any of the following names: Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, or Sunshine Farms. The cartons in question should be labeled with their plant number P-1065, with Julian dates that range from 011 to 102, a three-digit code that indicates a carton’s packing date. In this case, the recall affects any cartons packed from January 11 to April 12. A total that rounds up to roughly 206,749,248, as of the FDA’s report on April 13.

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According to the FDA’s website: “Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.” However, the strain is more dangerous when introduced to the systems of young children and the elderly.

For a full list of products being recalled, and more information, head to the FDA’s website here.

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Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.

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Frank April 26, 2018
All I know is there is no recall in Kansas, but the cost of a dozen eggs went from .89 to $2.49 overnight. I'm sure the chickens aren't being paid more for their work.