Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Economy | By Shawn Conner

Company Recalls More Than 200 Million Eggs Due to Salmonella Scare

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

Among the brands, stores and restaurants listed in the recall, were Great Value, Food Lion and Waffle House.

The eggs were distributed from the farm in Hyde County, North Carolina, and reached consumers in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia through retail stores and restaurants.

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The FDA said some illnesses were reported on the U.S. East Coast. Numerous eggs were sold in Food Lions stores.

Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana, has issued a voluntary recall of its eggs due to possible contamination with the bacteria.

Salmonella Braederup is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, the elderly or others with weakened immune systems. The family-owned company's Hyde County, North Carolina farm, where the affected eggs came from, produces 2.3 million eggs every day from 3 million hens.

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The eggs are from the plant P-1065, which is associated with Rose Acre Farms.

There would be a full refund for all consumers who have purchased the recalled eggs.

Symptoms include fever, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

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David Rust began Rose Acre Farms in IN as a family operation with 1,000 hens in the 1930s and it grew to 17 facilities in eight states, according to its website.

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