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Recalls and Advice to Consumers, Restaurants, and Retailers

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Recalls

On April 13, 2018, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana, voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 shell eggs because they could be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. On April 16, 2018, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. voluntarily recalled 23,400 dozen eggs purchased from Rose Acre Farms.

Recalled eggs were sold in grocery stores and to restaurants under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms, and Sunups. Check for eggs with plant number P-1065 and a Julian date between 011 and 102, or plant number P-1359D and Julian date 048A or 049A with Best By dates of APR 02 and APR 03.

Advice to Consumers, Restaurants, and Retailers

Consumers should not eat recalled eggs.

  • Throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.
  • Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where recalled eggs were stored. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.

Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell recalled eggs.

  • Wash and sanitize any crates or other containers where recalled eggs were held or sold. Use a solution of chlorine bleach and hot water or another appropriate sanitizer, following the instructions provided on the label.

Always handle and cook eggs safely to avoid foodborne illness from raw eggs. It is important to handle and prepare all fresh eggs and egg products carefully.

  • Cook eggs until both the yolk and the white are firm. Scrambled eggs should not be runny.
  • Wash hands and items that came into contact with raw eggs—including, counter tops, utensils, dishes, and cutting boards—with soap and water.

Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from eating recalled eggs.

  • Most people infected with Salmonella develop the following signs and symptoms 12-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria:
    • Diarrhea
    • Fever
    • Stomach cramps
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