Salmonella Scare Prompts Egg Recall In NY, NJ

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Salmonella Scare Prompts Egg Recall In NY, NJ

The recall was issued through an "abundance of caution" due to reported illnesses in the East Coast.

The affected eggs can be identified by their carton or package that has plant number P-1065, with a date range of 011 through 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or packaging. The eggs were sold to stores and restaurants in nine states. The farm has 3 million laying hens with a USDA inspector on-site daily, the agency said. "The Hyde County farm has never before experienced a recall or serious safety violation", the company said in response to the recall, adding that everything "was conducted in full cooperation with the FDA". It's the largest egg recall in the USA since 2010.

More than 200 million eggs have been recalled because of potential salmonella contamination.

The Center for Disease Control estimates that salmonella infections cause about 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths every year in the United States.

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The 53 items affected by the recall include brands like Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms and Glenview, with some eggs sold at Food Lion stores, CNN said.

Rose Acre Farms can be reached at 855-215-5730.

The FDA says anyone who bought the eggs should throw them away or return them to the place were they were purchased for a refund.

In some cases, diarrhea can be so dehydrating that it might require prompt medical attention. Jack and his son Peter DeCoster each plead guilty to one count of allowing misbranded and adultered food to enter interstate commerce.The men and their company, Quality Egg LLC ended up paying $7 million in fines and they served three months in federal prison. The recall also lists eggs that were distributed to the Waffle House restaurant chain.

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