Millions of eggs distributed from NC recalled due to salmonella risk

Millions of eggs distributed from NC recalled due to salmonella risk

But it's no picnic for folks with good immune systems who get infected either.

According to the FDA, at least 22 people have gotten sick from the eggs. Although they might be considered America's favorite breakfast food, millions of eggs that were sold in nine states are now being recalled due to a recent salmonella outbreak.

On Friday (April 13), egg producer Rose Acre Farms announced that it was recalling about 207 million eggs that came from its North Carolina farm.

The brands you should be looking for include Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms and Glenview, If you see any of these brands, beware until you check them out.

- Scott Gottlieb, M.D. As such, to reduce the risk that Salmonella will be present on the outside of the egg, the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires that eggs be washed before they are sold. The eggs, possibly contaminated by Salmonella Braenderup, reached consumers in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Eggs were also distributed to Walmart stores and Waffle Houses.

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Here's the complete list of brand names from the FDA, which said the eggs were from plant number P-1065 with the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102.

A total of 206,749,248 eggs are involved in this recall.

Does this mean you should throw out all the eggs in your fridge? Here's what you're looking for. "But when we're spending billions to deal with a salmonella outbreak, it isn't really as cheap as it seems", Pollan told CNN's Sanjay Gupta back in 2010. That's because Salmonella bacteria can colonize the ovaries of the chicken and get inserted into the egg during egg formation, he said. While he couldn't comment on this specific outbreak, he says many outbreaks have a common cause.

The FDA is urging the public to avoid eating any of the egg products included in the recall; if any of these products have been purchased, individuals should discard the items or return them to the place of purchase.

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