Over 200 million white eggs distributed by Rose Acre Farms in Seymour, Indiana, were recalled on April 13 after health officials traced multiple illnesses back to eggs produced at the company’s facility in North Carolina. Affected eggs were sold under Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms, and Glenview brands, and now the FDA has just announced five other affected brands in a new wave of recalls.
Cal-Maine Foods — an egg producer based in Jackson, Mississippi — is voluntarily recalling 280,800 eggs the company purchased from Rose Acre Farms because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The potentially affected eggs were distributed in Florida only, and affect Publix, Sunups, and three other generic brands all with a best by date of April 2 or April 3. Click here for a full list of product descriptions and UPC codes.
Some 22 people were reportedly sickened with salmonella before the first recall of Rose Acre Farms eggs. There have been no additional illnesses reported in the second release. Regardless, anyone who thinks they may have purchased these items is urged to throw them away or return them to their place of purchase for a refund.
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