SEYMOUR, Ind.–The Food and Drug Administration says an egg producer in southern Indiana is making a voluntary recall of over two million eggs. Rose Acre Farms, of Seymour, is being cautious and recalling the eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, Salmonella Braenderup can result in more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.
The eggs were distributed from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina, and reached consumers through retail stores and restaurants in the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. While Indiana is not officially on the list of states, it is important to check your eggs for the proper UPC and dates.
To date, 22 illnesses have been reported.