Are Your Eggs Safe?

Nearly 207 million eggs have been recalled for fear of a salmonella outbreak, the federal Food and Drug Administration announced last week. It’s the largest egg recall in the U.S. since 2010, but salmonella contamination is a risk we should be mindful of every day.

How to tell if your eggs have been affected by the current outbreak
The affected eggs came from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina, and were recalled by producer Rose Acre Farms of Seymore, Indiana. They have reportedly reached consumers in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia through stores and restaurants.

According to USA Today, the eggs were sold under the brand names Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Glenview, Great Value and Sunshine Farms, and were also sold at Walmart and Food Lion stores.

The labeling on your carton can help identify at-risk eggs: Avoid cartons stamped with the plant number “P-1065” and with the Julian date range of “011” through “102” printed on either side of the carton or package.

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