Published: Mon, April 16, 2018

Check your eggs: Salmonella concerns spark massive recall

Check your eggs: Salmonella concerns spark massive recall

More than 200 million eggs from a North Carolina farm have been recalled because of bacterial contamination.

That led to an inspection of the farm in Hyde County, North Carolina that produced the eggs.

Brands affected include Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms and Glenview, with some eggs sold at Food Lion stores.

To check whether you've purchased any of the potentially contaminated eggs look for the stamp "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", the FDA says.

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

"Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them", FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Sunday in a Twitter message.

Consumers who have purchased the eggs are urged not to use them and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. They came from Rose Acre Farms, which is the second-biggest egg producer in the United States and based in Indiana.

Rose Acre Farms in Seymour, Indiana voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs due to the health scare, the FDA said in an announcement Friday. The FDA says the eggs can be found in stores and have also been distributed to restaurants in Colorado and the other affected states.

Double-check your eggs-there's a massive egg recall in progress over salmonella fears, USA Today reports. The farm has 3 million laying hens with a USDA inspector on-site daily, the agency said.

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