The Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary recall of eggs from Rose Acre FarmsofSeymour, IND.
Delaware was not listed as one of the state’s affected, although neighboring Pennsylvania and New Jersey were listed.
More than 200 million eggs are being recalled, due to the potential to be contaminated withSalmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy individuals infected withSalmonellaBraenderupcan experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
In rare circumstances, infection it can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses, the FDA reported.
The eggs were distributed from the farm in Hyde County, NC.
A total of 22 illnesses have been reported to date.
The voluntary recall was a result of some illnesses reported on the East Coast, which led to extensive interviews and eventually a thorough FDA inspection of the Hyde County farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day. The facility includes three million laying hens with a USDA inspector on-site daily.
Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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