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EGG RECALL: More than 206-million eggs recalled from Hyde County farm

EGG RECALL: More than 206-million eggs recalled from Hyde County farm

On Saturday, April 14, the FDA, along with the CDC and state and local health officials issued an alert advising consumers not to eat recalled eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County farm.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana has voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs because they may potentially be contaminated by Salmonella Braederup.

The eggs were packaged and sold under several brand names including, but not limited to, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Sunshine Farms, Crystal Farms, and Great Value. Healthier individuals could experience fever, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.




More than 550 million table eggs were called from two Iowa egg farms owned by Austin (Jack) DeCoster in 2010 involving a nationwide Salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands.

The eggs in question came from plant number P-1065 and would be printed with lot codes between 011 and 102, the FDA says. In rare circumstances, exposure to salmonella can lead to arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis if the organism enters the blood stream. Consumers who have any of these shell eggs in their homes should not eat them and should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for credit or refund.

They and their company, Quality Egg LLC, ended up paying $7 million in fines and both DeCosters served three months in federal prison.