The recent recall of more than 200 million eggs because they might be contaminated with Salmonella is affecting some major retailers: The recalled eggs were pulled by Food Lion, Target, and Walmart, as well as the Waffle House restaurant chain.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday provided updated numbers on the Salmonella outbreak: 23 people have been sickened and six of them have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
The brand names of the recalled eggs are as follows:
- Coburn Farms
- Country Daybreak
- Crystal Farms (Target brand)
- Food Lion (Food Lion brand)
- Great Value (Walmart brand)
- Sunshine Farms
- Waffle House chain and various restaurants.
Rose Acre Farms
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday that Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, IN, voluntarily recalled about 206 million eggs. Rose Acre Farms officials said they initiated the recall after at least 22 people reported becoming ill on the East Coast.
The illnesses were traced back to Rose Acre Farms’ egg production farm in Hyde County, NC. The FDA said its investigation included an inspection of the facility, as well as interviews with the 22 people who were hospitalized.
The recalled eggs from the Hyde County farm reached consumers in: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The affected eggs have the Julian date range of 011 through 102 printed on the package. The brand names, with UPC codes, are as follows:
|Item description||Carton UPC|
|COUNTRY DAYBREAK A LARGE X 30 DOZEN||077236000302|
|COUNTRY DAYBREAK A LARGE X15 DOZEN||077236000302|
|COUNTRY DAYBREAK A JUMBO X24 DOZEN||077236000500|
|COUNTRY DAYBREAK A MEDIUM X30 DOZEN||077236000203|
|COUNTRY DAYBREAK A XLARGE X30 DOZEN||077236000401|
|COUNTRY DAYBREAK A JUMBO X12 DOZEN||077236000500|
|FOOD LION A JUMBO X 12 DOZEN||035826089618|
|FOOD LION A MEDIUM X15 DOZEN||035826089649|
|FOOD LION A XLARGE X 15 DOZEN||035826089625|
|FOOD LION A 18PK LARGE X15 DOZEN||035826089601|
|FOOD LION A LARGE X15 DOZEN||035826089588|
|FOOD LION A 6PK LARGE X 15 DOZEN||035826089632|
|LOOSE A USDA SMALL X 30 DOZEN||N/A|
|LOOSE A USDA MEDIUM X 30 DOZEN||N/A|
|LOOSE A XLARGE X15 DOZEN||N/A|
|LOOSE A XLARGE X30 DOZEN||N/A|
|LOOSE A MEDIUM X 15 DOZEN||N/A|
|LOOSE A MEDIUM X30 DOZEN||N/A|
|LOOSE USDA AA XLARGE X30 DOZEN||N/A|
|LOOSE USDA AA XLARGE X15 DOZEN||N/A|
|LOOSE USDA AA LARGE X30 DOZEN||N/A|
|LOOSE USDA AA LARGE X15 DOZEN||N/A|
|LOOSE USDA AA MEDIUM X30 DOZEN||N/A|
|LOOSE AA XLARGE X30 DOZEN||N/A|
|LOOSE USDA AA LARGE PFG X 30 DOZEN||N/A|
|LOOSE USDA AA LARGE PFG X 15 DOZEN||N/A|
|LOOSE USDA A XLARGE X30 DOZEN||N/A|
|NELMS A JUMBO X24||634181000018|
|WAFFLE HOUSE LOOSE USDA A LARGE X 30 DOZEN||N/A|
|CRYSTAL FARMS A MEDIUM X30||077236000203|
|CRYSTAL FARMS A 18PK MEDIUM X 30||077236000258|
|CRYSTAL FARMS A 2.5 DOZ MEDIUM X 25||077236000124|
|COUNTRY DAYBREAK A XLARGE X15 DOZEN||077236000401|
|COUNTRY DAYBREAK USDA GRADE A XLARGE X 240 DOZEN PULP||077236700400|
|COUNTRY DAYBREAK USDA GRADE A LARGE RACK X 240 DOZEN PULP||077236700301|
|COBURN FARMS A MEDIUM MP X 30 DOZEN||051933182608|
|COBURN FARMS A LARGE X 30 DOZEN||051933190801|
|COBURN FARMS A 18PK LARGE X 30 DOZEN||051933182509|
|SUNSHINE FARMS A JUMBO X 12 DOZEN||804879457336|
|GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE LARGE (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZEN||N/A|
|GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE LARGE (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZEN||N/A|
|GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE MEDIUM (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZEN||N/A|
|GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE XLARGE (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZEN||N/A|
|GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE MEDIUM (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZEN||N/A|
|GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE XLARGE (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZEN||N/A|
|GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 18PK XLARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC||078742127132|
|GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK XLARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC||078742127128|
|GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA TWIN 18PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC||078742127101|
|GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 6PK LARGE X 15 DOZEN||078742127095|
|GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK MEDIUM X 15 DOZEN||078742127224|
|GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC||078742127071|
|GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 18PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC||078742127088|
|GREAT VALUE GRADE A 12PK JUMBO X 22 DOZEN RPC||078742127149|
|GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 5DZ LARGE X 5 DOZEN||078742127118|
Salmonella bacteria sicken as many as 1.2 million Americans annually, according to the latest statistics from the CDC. Salmonella produce an illness called salmonellosis, which can develop anywhere from 12 hours to three days after eating contaminated food.
Symptoms can last up to a week and generally include:
- abdominal pain and vomiting
- fever and chills.
Most people recover on their own, but sometimes diarrhea becomes so severe that hospitalization is required. The CDC estimates that of those 1.2 million annual cases, 23,000 victims will need to be hospitalized. Approximately 450 of them will die.
People most at risk for complications are children younger than 5, pregnant women, senior citizens, and people with weakened immune systems. Pregnant women are at a higher risk for contracting salmonellosis because their immune systems are suppressed due to hormonal changes. A pregnant woman who contracts salmonellosis can suffer miscarriage, premature labor, or even stillbirth.