US More Than 200 Million Eggs Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

00:06  16 april  2018
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Check your eggs , as more than 200 million are being recalled because of potential contamination of salmonella . According to the FDA, 22 illnesses have been reported in connection with the eggs to date.

More than 200 million eggs are being recalled by Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa because their shells have a potential for Salmonella contamination. What is Salmonellosis Salmonella infection, or salmonellosis , is a bacterial disease of the intestinal tract.

Eggs that may have been contaminated with salmonella were distributed to nine states, the federal Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. © Matt York/Associated Press Eggs that may have been contaminated with salmonella were distributed to nine states, the federal Food and Drug Administration said on Friday.

A company has recalled more than 200 million eggs after an outbreak of salmonella was traced to one of its farms in North Carolina.

The federal Food and Drug Administration reported Friday that eggs from the affected farm were distributed to nine states — Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia — and were likely connected to 22 reported cases of salmonella infections.

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The number of eggs recalled in a nationwide salmonella scare has grown to more than half a billion. Hillandale Farms has recalled some 170.4 million eggs . The CDC estimates hundreds of Americans have been sickened by contaminated eggs .

It's one of the country’s worst food-safety recalls , with more than 380 million eggs stripped from supermarket shelves in the last week over fears of salmonella poisoning.

The agency learned about a cluster of salmonella outbreaks in multiple states last month, and investigators worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state authorities to trace the source of the illness, the F.D.A. said. That led them to an egg farm in Hyde County, N.C., owned by Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind.

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The affected farm has paused its egg distribution and the company has voluntarily recalled more than 206 million eggs. The F.D.A. urged consumers to check their purchases and avoid eating eggs that might be contaminated.

Eggs from the North Carolina farm were sold to restaurants and in supermarkets under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms and Sunshine Farms.

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  207 million eggs in nine states recalled over salmonella fears At least 22 illnesses have been reported so far, federal health officials said.Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.

380 million eggs coming from Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa have been recalled in several states over potential salmonella contamination, linked to seven reported cases of Salmonella in Minnesota, eight in Colorado, 266 in California, and many more in other states.

A voluntary recall of eggs because of salmonella fears reached 380 million eggs Wednesday, the Egg Safety Center said. Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, added several more batches and brands to the recall Wednesday.

The egg cartons affected by the recall should be labeled with the plant number P-1065, with packing dates ranging from 011 through 102. (That is according to the Julian number system that many egg companies use to record packing dates. It means Jan. 11 through April 12.)

Rose Acre Farms described itself as the second-largest egg producer in the United States. Its farm in Hyde County has about three million egg-laying hens, produces about 2.3 million eggs a day and has a United States Department of Agriculture inspector on-site daily, the company said in a statement.

“The Hyde County farm has never before experienced a recall or serious safety violation,” it said, adding that the recall “was conducted in full cooperation with the FDA.”

Healthy people who contract salmonella can usually recover without treatment after a few days of fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Some cases require hospitalization and the illness can be fatal.

The C.D.C. estimates that salmonella infections — the vast majority of them from food — cause about 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths every year in the United States. A recent outbreak in the Midwest traced to chicken salad from an Iowa food processing company made at least 265 people sick and led to one death.

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