• David Smith

200 million eggs recalled due to salmonella concerns


On April 13, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration released a warning on its official web page: "an outbreak of salmonella was traced to one of its farms in North Carolina," according to NY Times.

The alert it has reached nine states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia "The notice says the recalled eggs include varieties sold in Food Lion and Walmart stores, and served at Waffle House restaurants," according to WCTV.

The FDA recommends you avoid any eggs you have purchased if you're within the nine states that were affected. "The egg cartons affected by the recall should be labeled with the plant number P-1065, with packing dates ranging from 011 through 102," according to The New York Times.

Rose Acre Farms described itself as the second-largest egg producer in the United States. The farm has three million hens that lay eggs, and they receive 2.3 million eggs per day.

According to The New York Times, “The Hyde County farm has never before experienced a recall or serious safety violation,” it said, adding that the recall “was conducted in full cooperation with the FDA.”

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