More than 200 million eggs distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in nine states - Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia – being even sold at Walmart have been recalled because of bacterial contamination.
It was a Food and Drug Administration warning after twenty-two illnesses were reported. The eggs shipped from a North Carolina farm may be tainted with salmonella, which can cause nausea, diarrhea and, in rare cases , death. The affected eggs are from plant number P-1065 with the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package. “Consumers with these eggs shouldn’t eat them. Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund.” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Twitter.
The Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms was voluntarily recalling the eggs through an abundance of caution. It produces more than two million eggs per day. When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company's announcement as a public service. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. Food Lion has pulled the recalled eggs from shelves of the approximately 400 stores where they were available. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (855) 215-5730 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard time.