Salmonella fears trigger recall of more than 200 million eggs


The recall came about after the illnesses were reported in states along the East Coast, and the FDA inspected the farm in eastern North Carolina's Hyde County that produces about 2 million eggs per day.

At least 11 people have been hospitalized due to complications, but no deaths have been reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.

Investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were able to pinpoint the source of the outbreak to the Rose Acre Farms plant in North Carolina. At the time, the producer added that the move was done in "an abundance of caution" after discovering some sort of contamination at its facility in Hyde County, North Carolina, but this is nevertheless the country's largest egg recall in almost a decade.

Brands affected include Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Great Value and Glenview. Eight cases of the illness were reported in NY, 8 cases in Virginia, 5 cases in North Carolina, 6 cases in Pennsylvania, 3 cases in SC and one case in Colorado, West Virginia, and New Jersey, according to the CDC.

Food Lion has pulled the recalled eggs from shelves of the approximately 400 stores where they were available, said spokeswoman Emma Inman. So far, 35 people have been infected in nine states.

In a statement to the Washington Post, Rose Acre said that it's "not only corrected deficiencies at the farm" but "also taken steps to ensure the farm meets or exceeds the standards of the FDA and USDA".

More than 500 million eggs from two Iowa farms owned and controlled by Austin J. DeCoster were recalled that year.

Rose Acre has a history of salmonella outbreaks.

The father and son were sentenced to three months in jail and fined $7 million.

The 12 who fell ill recently were in five different states.

In April, the Food and Drug Administration ordered a mandatory recall of kratom products manufactured by Las Vegas-based Triangle Pharmanaturals after investigators found that numerous products contained salmonella. The outbreak of the Salmonella is suspected to emerge from a single egg producer. One death has been linked to the E. coli outbreak as well. International Harvest Inc., based in Mount Vernon, New York, recalled bags and bulk packages of Organic Go Smile! One person died, according to the CDC.