Over 200 Million Eggs Are Being Recalled. Are Your Eggs Affected?
Check your eggs ASAP.
After checking if your beef is being recalled, it’s time to check your eggs as well! On April 13, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall on eggs with a potential health risk. Rose Acres Farms, located in Seymour, Indiana, is recalling 206,749,248 eggs that could potentially be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup.
How to Check If Your Eggs Have Been Recalled
The eggs affected were distributed from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina. These eggs will serve multiple states including Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Although you cannot point out specific stores where these eggs are being sold, the FDA did release a full list of the brand (and size) of the eggs that have been affected. Some of these egg brands include Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Loose, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Glenview, and Great Value. If your egg carton states one of these brands, you need to check this list as soon as possible.
Why You Should Care
According to the FDA, Salmonella Branederup is an organism that can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. It can cause serious to fatal injuries among young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weak immune systems. It is especially harmful if the infection gets into your bloodstream and causes arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis. Although it is rare for the organism to reach the bloodstream, it is still possible.
So far 22 illnesses have been reported due to these eggs. These cases have been reported along the U.S. East Coast. If your eggs are listed by the FDA, return them immediately for a full refund. Any consumers with questions can contact the company directly at (855) 215-5730.