206 million eggs recalled by Indiana farm

Rose Acre Farms in Indiana has recalled 206,749,248 shell eggs due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup
calendar icon 16 April 2018
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"Through an abundance of caution," notes the US Food and Drug Administration, "Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems."

States which are affected by this recall include Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The recall includes eggs sent to both stores and restaurants, with 22 consumers reporting illness thus far.

To check which eggs were affected, you may reference the carton UPC codes here.

The FDA emphasises that this recall was voluntary and followed an FDA inspection of the farm which is reported to have approximately 3 million laying hens producing 2.3 million eggs a day with a USDA inspector undertaking daily inspections.

The FDA notes, "Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at +1 (855) 215-5730 between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm Eastern Standard time."

For more detail on the FDA investigation of Rose Acre Farms, click here.

Ryan Johnson

Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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