Another recalled batch includes some 280,800 eggs from Cal-Maine Foods, which was purchased from Rose Acre Farms in North Carolina and re-packaged at the company's Dade City, Florida, location, according to the FDA. 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.
The FDA has said the eggs could be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, a potentially severe and fatal strain of the bacteria, particularly for young children, older adults and those with weakened immune systems.
The Indianapolis Star reported the egg recall is one of the largest to occur since 2010, when 500 million eggs were recalled from an Iowa producer amid almost 2,000 reported illnesses linked to salmonella. The FDA recommends that Americans throw out any of the possibly contaminated eggs, and has a list of possibly contaminated packages which can be found here.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has linked the outbreak to eggs from Rose Acre Farms and its production facility in Hyde County, North Carolina, which led to a voluntary recall of 206 million eggs. These eggs are sold under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Sunshine Farms, Publix, and Sunups.
If your eggs are on the list, CDC warns you not to eat them, and to either discard them immediately or return to the place of purchase for a refund. In addition, check for these carton details.
Symptoms include fever, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain.