FDA Investigates Salmonella Braenderup Infections Linked to Shell Eggs from Rose Acre Farms
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U.S. Food & Drug Administration

April 14, 2018

  • Fast Facts
  • The FDA is advising consumers not to eat recalled eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm. According to Rose Acre Farms’ recent recall notice, these eggs are sold under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, and Sunshine Farms. Recalled eggs were also sold to restaurants.
  • FDA testing has determined that these eggs are connected to 22 cases of Salmonella Braenderup infections. CDC is confirming the release of information about these illnesses with state health departments..
  • After learning that all of the people who became ill ate eggs or egg dishes, the FDA was able to trace back the source of some of the eggs to the Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm. FDA investigators then inspected the farm and collected samples for testing. FDA analysis of the samples revealed that the same strain of Salmonella Braenderup that caused the illnesses was present at the Hyde County Egg facility, tying the facility to the illnesses.
  • As a result of these findings and discussions between the FDA and the firm, Rose Acre Farms has voluntarily recalled eggs from the farm in Hyde County, North Carolina. If anyone has the recalled eggs in their home, they should not eat them.

What is the Problem and What is Being Done About It?
The FDA is advising consumers not to eat recalled eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm. These eggs are sold under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, and Sunshine Farms. Recalled eggs were also sold to restaurants.

After learning that all of the people who became ill ate eggs or egg dishes before the onset of illness, the FDA was able to trace back the source of some of the eggs to the Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm. FDA investigators then inspected the farm and collected samples for testing. FDA analysis of the samples revealed that the same strain of Salmonella Braenderup that caused the illnesses was present at the Hyde County Egg facility, tying the facility to the illnesses.

As a result of these findings and discussions between the FDA and the firm, Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled shell eggs from the Hyde County egg farm. The affected Rose Acre Farms recalled eggs are identified with plant number P-1065 and Julian date ranges of 011 through date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package. These eggs are sold under multiple brand names including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, and Sunshine Farms. Recalled eggs were also sold to restaurants.

Consumers who have any of these shell eggs in their homes should not eat them and should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for credit or refund.

This investigation is ongoing and the FDA will provide updates when more information is available.

Timeline
On March 5, 2018, the FDA learned about a cluster of Salmonella Braenderup infections in multiple states.

In the following weeks, the FDA, CDC, and state partners worked together to collect additional information and conduct traceback activities to identify a food item of interest. Interviews with ill people allowed health partners to identify eggs as a possible source of these cases. The FDA collected and reviewed extensive records to identify the source of the eggs that people ate.

From March 26 – April 11, 2018, the FDA conducted a thorough inspection of the Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm and collected samples for testing.

On April 11, 2018, laboratory analysis by the FDA confirmed that a sample containing Salmonella from the Hyde County Egg Farm facility matches the rare strain that made people ill. This evidence demonstrates that eggs from the Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm are the likely source of the these cases.

On April 13, 2018, Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled eggs with plant number P-1065 and Julian date ranges of 011 through 102, printed on the cartons (for more specific information on recalled products, see the list below).

The investigation is ongoing and FDA will provide updated information as it becomes available.

What are the Symptoms of Salmonella?
Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.

How Soon After Exposure do Symptoms Appear?
Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection.

What are the Complications of Salmonella Infections?
In some people, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.

Who is at Risk?
Children are the most likely to get salmonellosis. The rate of diagnosed infections in children less than five years old is higher than the rate in all other persons. Children younger than 5 years of age, the elderly, and those people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe infections. It is estimated that approximately 400 persons die each year with acute salmonellosis.

What Specific Products were Recalled?
LOT CODES 011 through 102 from Plant Number P-1065

 

  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK A LARGE X 30 DOZEN 77236000302
  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK A LARGE X15 DOZEN 77236000302
  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK A JUMBO X24 DOZEN 77236000500
  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK A MEDIUM X30 DOZEN 77236000203
  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK A XLARGE X30 DOZEN 77236000401
  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK A JUMBO X12 DOZEN 77236000500
  • FOOD LION A JUMBO X 12 DOZEN 35826089618
  • FOOD LION A MEDIUM X15 DOZEN 35826089649
  • FOOD LION A XLARGE X 15 DOZEN 35826089625
  • FOOD LION A 18PK LARGE X15 DOZEN 35826089601
  • FOOD LION A LARGE X15 DOZEN 35826089588
  • FOOD LION A 6PK LARGE X 15 DOZEN 35826089632
  • LOOSE A USDA SMALL X 30 DOZEN N/A
  • LOOSE A USDA MEDIUM X 30 DOZEN N/A
  • LOOSE A XLARGE X15 DOZEN N/A
  • LOOSE A XLARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
  • LOOSE A MEDIUM X30 DOZEN N/A
  • LOOSE USDA AA XLARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
  • LOOSE USDA AA XLARGE X15 DOZEN N/A
  • LOOSE USDA AA LARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
  • LOOSE USDA AA LARGE X15 DOZEN N/A
  • LOOSE USDA AA MEDIUM X30 DOZEN N/A
  • LOOSE AA XLARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
  • LOOSE USDA AA LARGE PFG X 30 DOZEN N/A
  • LOOSE USDA AA LARGE PFG X 15 DOZEN N/A
  • LOOSE USDA A XLARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
  • NELMS A JUMBO X24 6.34181E+11
  • WAFFLE HOUSE LOOSE USDA A LARGE X 30 DOZEN N/A
  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK A XLARGE X15 DOZEN 77236000401
  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK USDA GRADE A XLARGE X 240 DOZEN PULP 77236700400
  • COUNTRY DAYBREAK USDA GRADE A LARGE RACK X 240 DOZEN PULP 77236700301
  • COBURN FARMS A MEDIUM MP X 30 DOZEN 51933182608
  • COBURN FARMS A LARGE X 30 DOZEN 51933190801
  • COBURN FARMS A 18PK LARGE X 30 DOZEN 51933182509
  • SUNSHINE FARMS A JUMBO X 12 DOZEN 8.04879E+11
  • GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE LARGE (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZEN N/A
  • GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE LARGE (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZEN N/A
  • GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE MEDIUM (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZEN N/A
  • GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE XLARGE (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZEN N/A
  • GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE MEDIUM (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZEN N/A
  • GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE XLARGE (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZEN N/A
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 18PK XLARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 78742127132
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK XLARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 78742127128
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA TWIN 18PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 78742127101
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 6PK LARGE X 15 DOZEN 78742127095
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK MEDIUM X 15 DOZEN 78742127224
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 78742127071
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 18PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 78742127088
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A 12PK JUMBO X 22 DOZEN RPC 78742127149
  • GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 5DZ LARGE X 5 DOZEN 78742127118

What Do Restaurants and Retailers Need To Do?
Restaurants and retailers should not sell or utilize any recalled shell eggs listed above. Restaurants and retailers should dispose of any of the listed shell eggs by throwing them in the garbage or return them to the place of purchase for credit or refund.

Restaurants and retailers should also be aware that the recalled shell eggs may be a source of pathogens and should control the potential for cross–contamination of food processing equipment and the food processing environment. They should follow the steps below:

  • Wash and sanitize display cases and refrigerators regularly.
  • Wash and sanitize cutting boards, surfaces, and utensils used to prepare, serve, or store food.
  • Wash hands with hot water and soap following the cleaning and sanitation process.
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What Do Consumers Need To Do?
People should not eat any shell eggs from the lots listed above. If they have any of the listed products, they should throw them in the garbage or return them to the place of purchase for credit or refund.

  • People who think they might have become ill from eating possibly contaminated eggs should talk to their health care providers.
  • Consumers should always practice safe food handling and preparation measures. Wash hands, utensils, and surfaces with hot, soapy water before and after handling food.
  • For food preparation surfaces and food cutting utensils that may have come in contact with the potentially contaminated eggs, it is very important that the consumers thoroughly clean these areas and items.

Who Should be Contacted?
People who think they might have become ill from eating possibly contaminated or recalled shell eggs should talk to their health care providers. Contact your healthcare provider if you have diarrhea that lasts for more than 3 days, or is accompanied by high fever, blood in the stool, or so much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down and you pass very little urine.

The FDA encourages consumers with questions about food safety to call 1-888-SAFEFOOD Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern time, or to consult the fda.gov website: http://www.fda.gov.

The information in this release reflects the FDA’s best efforts to communicate what it has learned from the manufacturer, the CDC and the state and local public health agencies involved in the investigation. The agency will update this page as more information becomes available.

Additional Information
 

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