Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana has issued a voluntarily recall of more than 200 million shell eggs that may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup after 22 illnesses were reported. The recall includes 206,749,248 eggs sold in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The recalled eggs were distributed to retail stores under a variety of brand names including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelma Sunshine Farms; in loose packs to restaurants and to customers through direct delivery. The eggs under recall have the plant number P-1065 and a Julian date range of 011 through 102 printed on the package. To see a complete list of the recalled products with UPC codes, click the preceding link.
“Food companies have a responsibility to make sure the products they produce are safe,” said attorney Ryan Osterholm who is representing 40 people sickened in the recent Salmonella outbreak linked to chicken salad. The food poisoning lawyers at Pritzker Hageman have represented clients in nearly every major outbreak in the last two decades. Recently, Eric Hageman and Brendan Flaherty led a team that secured a $6.5 million landmark settlement for a 5-year-old boy who suffered brain damage from a Salmonella infection he contracted from tainted chicken.
Rose Acre Farms is one of the nation’s largest producers of shell eggs with 17 facilities in six states. Interviews with those who became ill led investigators from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the company’s facility in Hyde County, NC which houses between 3 million laying hens that produce 2.3 million eggs a day. The massive production facility has a USDA inspector on-site daily.
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include nausea, fever and abdominal cramps. These symptoms usually appear within 12 and 72 hours of exposure and four to seven days. Children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk of infection.