Healthy Holistic Living
Advertisement

Egg Recall: 200M Eggs Recalled Over Fears of Salmonella Braenderup

loading...

In the United States’ largest egg recall since 2010, a possible salmonella contamination has led Seymour’s Indiana’s Rose Acre Farms to voluntarily recall over 200 million eggs! In fact, the actual number of recalled eggs is 206,749,248 and, to make matters more worrisome, they’ve all been distributed, sold, and consumed under multiple brand names, including:[1]

  • Coburn Farms
  • Country Daybreak
  • Food Lion
  • Glenview
  • Great Value
  • Nelms
  • Sunshine Farms
  • Select restaurants (e.g., Waffle House)

Fortunately, distribution of the possibly contaminated eggs (which came from Hyde County Farm in North Carolina) was limited to only nine states between January 11 and April 12, 2018: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.[2,3]

Since early March, the FDA, CDC and state partners began conducting laboratory tests on Rose Acre Farms’ eggs. Upon speaking to infected individuals, FDA investigators found that they all consumed eggs in some form.[3]

As reported on Bloomberg:

“Throughout a March 28 review, federal inspectors ‘observed condensation dripping from the ceiling, pipes and down walls onto production equipment’ and pooling on floors, the FDA said. Employees were found in violation of proper sanitary procedures, and a steel wool scrubber used to clean debris off equipment was stored on a cart in a dustpan that had a pool of water ‘floating with debris and grime.'”

“A review of the farm’s pest control records flagged an ongoing rodent infestation, with rodents, dead carcasses and baby mice observed, along with workers who weren’t following proper sanitary practices.”

While the exact cause of contamination remains unclear, it’s very possible that these questionable conditions played a role in fostering an environment for salmonella to spread. (You can find the FDA investigator report here.)

Advertisement

Risks of Eating Eggs Contaminated with Salmonella

salmonella contamination

Get your Free copy of The Bacon & Butter Cookbook

This free cookbook is jampacked with 148 delicious ketogenic recipes that will help you burn fat like crazy!

GET YOUR FREE COOKBOOK!
sponsored advertisement

The specific bacteria by which almost 207 million eggs may have been contaminated is called Salmonella Braenderup. This type of salmonella is an intestinal infection and can have the following symptoms 12 to 72 hours after infection:[3,4]

  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Illness usually lasting up to one week (without need for treatment)
  • Blood in your stool
  • Hospitalization due to diarrhea and infected bloodstream (in severe cases)

So far, according to the CDC, 23 individuals have reported being infected by Salmonella Braenderup, six of whom have been hospitalized. Thankfully, there have been no deaths.[5]

A List of Specific Egg Products Recalled by Rose Acre Farms

salmonella contamination

If you have eggs in your fridge, make sure you check the cartons for LOT CODES (011 through 102) and Plant Numbers (P-1065).[3]

  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK A LARGE X 30 DOZEN – 77236000302
  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK A LARGE X15 DOZEN – 77236000302
  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK A JUMBO X24 DOZEN – 77236000500
  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK A MEDIUM X30 DOZEN – 77236000203
  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK A XLARGE X30 DOZEN – 77236000401
  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK A JUMBO X12 DOZEN – 77236000500
  • FOOD LION A JUMBO X 12 DOZEN – 35826089618
  • FOOD LION A MEDIUM X15 DOZEN – 35826089649
  • FOOD LION A XLARGE X 15 DOZEN – 35826089625
  • FOOD LION A 18PK LARGE X15 DOZEN – 35826089601
  • FOOD LION A LARGE X15 DOZEN – 35826089588
  • FOOD LION A 6PK LARGE X 15 DOZEN – 35826089632
  • 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 X15 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 – 77236000401
  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK USDA GRADE A XLARGE X 240 DOZEN PULP – 77236700400
  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK USDA GRADE A LARGE RACK X 240 DOZEN PULP – 77236700301
  • COBURN FARMS A MEDIUM MP X 30 DOZEN – 51933182608
  • COBURN FARMS A LARGE X 30 DOZEN – 51933190801
  • COBURN FARMS A 18PK LARGE X 30 DOZEN – 51933182509
  • 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 – 78742127132
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK XLARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC – 78742127128
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA TWIN 18PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC – 78742127101
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 6PK LARGE X 15 DOZEN – 78742127095
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK MEDIUM X 15 DOZEN – 78742127224
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC – 78742127071
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 18PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC – 78742127088
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A 12PK JUMBO X 22 DOZEN RPC – 78742127149
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 5DZ LARGE X 5 DOZEN – 78742127118

“If anyone has the recalled eggs in their home,” warns the FDA, “they should not eat them.”

Consumers: Here Are 7 Things You Can Do to Prevent a Salmonella Infection

Advertisement

In addition to our seven tips, the Institute of Culinary Education’s Chef Frank Proto shares how to make sure your eggs are safe to eat below.

Although this recall is specifically for eggs, the following tips can help you in salmonella-related circumstance.[3,6]

  1. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you’re experiencing symptoms of salmonella infection.
  2. Before and after handling food, be sure to wash your hands, utensils, cutting boards, countertops – basically anything that touches food – with soapy hot water to help ensure killing the bacteria.
  3. Dispose of any contaminated foods as listed by the FDA
  4. Avoid foods containing raw milk or eggs
  5. If you can avoid it, do not use microwaves to cook raw meat because internal temperatures may not be hot enough to kill salmonella bacteria
    • Cook meat until it has an internal temperature of 160 F and eggs until both the egg white and yolk are white and firm
  6. Keep foods that remain uncooked (e.g., salads) from coming into contact with raw meat
  7. Never leave the bathroom without washing your hands

Salmonella Infections Are Avoidable!

In any given year, as reported by the CDC, salmonella bacteria cause approximately 1,200,000 illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths. With the average American consuming over 270 eggs a year, there risk of salmonella contamination is high if you’re aren’t taking precautions.[7] So, we hope the information and steps above help keep you safe from salmonella in eggs and any other foods that could pose future health risks.

Keep Reading: How to Prevent Infections from Present or Future E. coli Outbreaks

[1] Office of Regulatory Affairs. (n.d.). Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts – Rose Acre Farms Recalls Shell Eggs Due to Possible Health Risk. Retrieved April 18, 2018, from https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm604640.htm

[2] Chappell, B. (2018, April 16). 207 Million Eggs Are Recalled Over Salmonella Fears. Retrieved April 18, 2018, from https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/16/602825097/206-million-eggs-are-recalled-over-salmonella-fears

Advertisement

[3] Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. (n.d.). Outbreaks – FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Linked to Shell Eggs from Rose Acre Farms. Retrieved April 18, 2018, from https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm604644.htm#Fast

[4] Salmonella infection. (2017, April 08). Retrieved April 18, 2018, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/salmonella/symptoms-causes/syc-20355329

[5] Salmonella. (2018, April 16). Retrieved April 18, 2018, from https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/braenderup-04-18/index.html

[6] Salmonella. (n.d.). Retrieved April 18, 2018, from http://www.foodborneillness.com/salmonella_food_poisoning/

[7] Staff, I. E. (2018, April 17). Egg Recall: How to Make Sure Your Eggs Are Safe to Eat. Retrieved April 18, 2018, from https://www.insideedition.com/egg-recall-how-make-sure-your-eggs-are-safe-eat-42527

Images Sources:

https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2013/12/23/carton-eggs-true-bakers-dozen

Healthy Holistic Living

Healthy Holistic Living

Healthy Holistic Living brings you alternative health news from all over the web. These articles are sourced and shared with permission so you get all the news that's fit to keep you in good physical and mental health. Stay happy, stay hungry, and stay on Healthy Holistic Living.

A Quick Note from Our Founder

Have you been curious about losing weight eating Bacon and Butter? You're not alone!

Going "Keto" has helped so many of my friends drop weight and keep it off.

And it's the perfect time to try it because right now you can get a free copy of a brand new cookbook called The Bacon and Butter Cookbook

This cookbook is jampacked with 148 delicious ketogenic recipes that will help you burn fat like crazy. Even stubborn belly and thigh fat won't stand a chance because your body will have NO CHOICE but to burn that fat for fuel!

If you've struggled to get rid of stubborn fat, you owe it to yourself to test-drive the keto diet and see how effective it really is. It’ll be easy once you have this free cookbook…

HURRY, this FREE offer won’t last long!

GET THE FREE COOKBOOK
sponsored advertisement
Advertisement