Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana recalled more than two hundred million eggs due to the chance of Salmonella contamination. The Food and Drug Administration has so far reported 22 cases of illness due to Salmonella.
The bacteria cause salmonella infection. It affects the intestinal tract and in some cases the bloodstream. FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, warned consumers not to consume these eggs. The contaminated eggs have reached the retail stores, homes, and restaurants in Florida, New York, Colorado, New Jersey, North and South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The contaminated eggs are distributed under the brand names Sunshine farms, Crystal Farms, Country Daybreak, Great Value, and Glenview.
These eggs are also distributed through WalMart stores and Food Lion stores. The recall covers the eggs with the plant number P-1065 with Julian date rage 011-102 on the carton or package. The consumers can discontinue the use of these recalled eggs and can return it to the stores from where they have purchased to get the refund. The symptoms of Salmonella infection develop within 6 to 72 hours after consuming the contaminated food. The infection can last for 4 to 7 days.
The main symptom is diarrhea and fever. Though most of the people can recover without any treatment, infants, aged people, and people with impaired immune system have a high risk.