These eggs could have been infected with Salmonella, a well-known bacteria which can trigger serious and even fatal infections in young children, elderly, and other people with different immunity issues.
Its farm at Hyde County has about three million egg laying hens, also delivers about 2.3 million eggs each day also has a United States Department of Agriculture inspector on-site daily, the organization stated in an announcement.
In each case, the patient had eaten eggs or egg dishes and FDA officials were able to trace the source of some of the eggs to Rose Acre Farms' property in Hyde County, North Carolina.
Check the eggs in your refrigerator to make sure they aren't part of a recent recall.
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The recalled eggs will have a date range between 011 and 102 printed on the carton, according to the FDA.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says symptoms of salmonella poisoning begin to occur within six to 48 hours after consuming food infected with the bacteria.
Food Lion has pulled the recalled eggs from shelves of the approximately 400 stores where they were available, said spokeswoman Emma Inman. The recall includes eggs sent to both stores and restaurants, with 22 consumers reporting illness thus far. The recall is equivalent to nearly 10 days production at the farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day.
After handling raw eggs wash your hands, countertops, utensils, dishes and cutting boards with soap and water. The agency said that it had not yet identified a grower, supplier, distributor or brand common to the 35 cases of infection across 11 states, so it urged consumers to avoid any chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma area.
If you want more information, you can go the the FDA s website and check under "recalls". In severe cases, people can suffer arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.