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200 million eggs recalled over salmonella fears; how to check your cartons

A number of brands were affected by the Rose Acre Farms recall. Publix became the latest to recall eggs from its stores.

by Marguerite Ward /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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An Indiana-based farm has voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs over fears of a potential Salmonella Braenderup contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The eggs were sold under the following brand names:

Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Great Value (which is sold at Walmart), Glenview, as well as in Food Lion, according to the FDA website.

On April 17, Publix stores said they were recalling 23,400 dozen extra large eggs in 18-egg packs that were purchased from Rose Acre Farms and packaged at a Florida location. For more package information check the Publix website.

In an announcement posted to its website on Friday, the FDA reported that Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana, recalled the eggs distributed from the farm in Hyde County, North Carolina.

The eggs have reached consumers in the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia through retail stores and restaurants.

 Rose Acre Farms is recalling the eggs over possible contamination. Getty Images/iStockphoto

Twenty-three illnesses have been reported so far. No deaths have been reported.

If you think you may have purchased eggs involved in this recall, check your carton for plant number P-1065 with the date range of 011 through date of 102, the FDA says. In addition, check for these carton details.

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The bacteria in question is called salmonella braenderup, "which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems," the government agency reports.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms from salmonella infection include:

  • Diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, about 12 to 72 hours after infection.
  • The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.

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In 2010, a salmonella outbreak led to the massive recall of more than 1 billion eggs from Iowa farms. More than 1 million illnesses were reported.

If you think you may have purchased contaminated eggs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests you throw away or return the product, wash your hands thoroughly, clean any shelves where the eggs were stored and wipe the area with a dry towel. This will sanitize your fridge and make sure germs don't spread.

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