HYDE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – Rose Acre Farms is recalling 206,749,248 eggs that may have been contaminated after illnesses were reported on the East Coast, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.
The eggs from a farm out of Hyde County, North Carolina potentially contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup were distributed to the following states: Virginia, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia through retail stores and restaurants via direct delivery.
The FDA says 22 illnesses have been reported to date.
The affected eggs, from plant number P-1065 will have the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton.
The reported illnesses led to extensive interviews and a thorough FDA inspection of the Hyde County farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day. The facility includes 3 million laying hens with a USDA inspector on-site daily.
Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately stop using and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at (855) 215-5730 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.