On Friday the USDA posted a notice on their website saying that eggs shipped from a North Carolina farm might be tainted with salmonella. Thus far, more than 200 million eggs, distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in nine states, have been recalled. This is the largest recall of eggs in the United States since 2010.1
Salmonella symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain and blood in the stool. And remember, sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems, can happen. As of Friday, twenty-two illnesses had been reported.
The eggs reached consumers in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia from one of the following stores:2
- Coburn Farms
- Country Daybreak
- Food Lion
- Great Value (Walmart)
- Sunshine Farms
- Waffle House chain
- Various restaurants
(Please watch the story below. Is this the REAL story about what’s going on with these eggs and the recall?)
“The recall came about after the illnesses were reported in states along the East Coast, and the FDA inspected the farm in eastern North Carolina’s Hyde County that produces about 2 million eggs per day.
According to the notice, ‘The affected eggs (were) from plant number P-1065 with the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package.'”
If you purchased eggs from one of these stores, please DO NOT EAT THEM, instead return them to the store for a refund.
This kind of recall wouldn’t be necessary if chickens were able to live, peck, roam and lay eggs OUTSIDE in the fresh air. But that’s not what happens at factory farms. The video below is what egg farms- unless you buy eggs that are clearly marked otherwise- are really like.