Farm Recalls 200M Eggs Over Salmonella Concerns; 22 Report Illnesses

Farm Recalls 200M Eggs Over Salmonella Concerns; 22 Report Illnesses

Farm Recalls 200M Eggs Over Salmonella Concerns; 22 Report Illnesses

Almost 207 million eggs from a farm in North Carolina are being recalled from nine USA states after 22 people fell ill, the federal Food and Drug Administration has said.

In 2010, a salmonella outbreak led to the massive recall of more than 1 billion eggs from Iowa farms.

Eggs recall in U.S. The FDA said the illnesses prompted an inspection of the Hyde County farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day.

Eggs from the Rose Acre Farms facility in Hyde County, N.C., went to nine states including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida.

According to the FDA, the affected eggs came from plant number P-1065 and have a Julian date range of 011 through date of 102, printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package.

Rose Acre Farms officials didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment. Jack and his son Peter DeCoster each plead guilty to one count of allowing misbranded and adultered food to enter interstate commerce.The men and their company, Quality Egg LLC ended up paying $7 million in fines and they served three months in federal prison. The eggs have been sold in various stores, including Food Lion and Walmart. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund".

At least 22 illnesses have been reported so far, the FDA said Friday.

Salmonella is particularly harmful to the elderly and young children, causing symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, fever and diarrhea.

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