More than 200 million eggs are being recalled after an outbreak of the potentially deadly salmonella bacteria was linked to a North Carolina farm.
At least 22 illnesses have been reported so far, the FDA said Friday.
To check which eggs were affected, you may reference the carton UPC codes here. 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. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund". The affected eggs should be labelled with plant number P-1065, with a packaging date of 011 through 102 printed on the packaging.
Colorado is one of the states that have been shipped eggs which are part of a recall due to the risk of salmonella poisoning.
The FDA the eggs may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Twenty-two illnesses have been reported.
Symptoms include fever, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
They were sold under the brand names Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Glenview and Great Value; and at Walmart and Food Lion stores.
The infections were first reported in early March, and a lab on April 11 confirmed that a sample from the Hyde County farm matched a strain that was spurring the illness, the FDA said.
Rose Acre Farms officials didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.