Thursday, September 20, 2018
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More than 200 million eggs recalled because of salmonella concerns

TAMPA — An Indiana farm is voluntarily recalling more than 200 million eggs that could potentially be contaminated with salmonella, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Florida is among the nine states with the potentially infected eggs, which are being recalled by Rose Acre Farms in Seymour, Ind. The eggs were shipped from North Carolina.

The other states with affected eggs are Colorado, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

The FDA announced that 22 cases of salmonella have been reported because of the tainted eggs.

The recalled eggs will have a date range between 011 and 102 printed on the carton, according to the FDA.

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. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency’s testing connected the recalled eggs to the people who got sick.

The notice lists varieties of a Food Lion store brand as well as some cartons available as the Great Value brand, which is sold at Walmart. The recall also lists eggs that were distributed to the Waffle House restaurant chain.

Company officials at Walmart and Waffle House didn’t immediately respond to messages Sunday seeking comment.

No other Florida stores were affected by the recall.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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