Before you eat one more egg, stop what you’re doing and read this.
More than 206 million eggs have been recalled nationwide due to a salmonella outbreak.
There have been 23 cases of salmonella and six hospitalizations reported across nine states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Everyone who was infected reported eating eggs.
And the list of restaurants where they ate those eggs helped the Food and Drug Administration link the outbreak to Rose Acre Farms in Hyde County, North Carolina, where they identified the same salmonella strain that caused the illnesses.
Rose Acre Farms, the second-largest egg producer in the United States, voluntarily recalled eggs produced at its North Carolina farm due to the findings.
How to Know if Your Eggs Have Been Recalled
So far it has been confirmed that contaminated eggs made their way to Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
Eggs from the Hyde County farm are sold in stores under many brand names including:
- Coburn Farms
- Country Daybreak
- Food Lion
- Great Value
- Sunshine Farms
The FDA listed Waffle House as one of the restaurants that received contaminated eggs.
The tainted eggs were packed between Jan. 11 and April 12. The cartons should have plant No. P-1065 printed on them, along with a code of 011 through 102.
What to Do With Recalled Eggs
Do not eat any eggs that have been recalled.
You can return them to the place where you purchased them to receive a full refund. My local Publix said they would refund recalled eggs without a receipt.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll be skipping omelettes and holding the egg dishes for a while, especially since I live in one of the affected states.
Maybe I should just get my own chickens?
Stephanie Bolling is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She just discovered it takes 53 gallons of water to produce one egg.
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