Massive Egg Recall due to Possible SalmonellaRose Acre Farms is recalling 206 million eggs due to a possible salmonella contamination. The recall was issued for nine states, including Pennsylvania, and affects eggs sold at Walmart and Food Lion Stores.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that the contaminated eggs have been traced back to Rose Acre Farms’ production facility in Hyde County, North Carolina.  

The company is recalling 206 million eggs that were distributed to nine states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.  The eggs were sold at Walmart and Food Lion Stores under the brand names of: Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Glenview and Great Value. Eggs were also sold to restaurants including Waffle House.  

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause a serious infection.  The elderly, children and those with weak immune systems can have serious and even fatal complications.  

So far there have been 22 reports of illness due to the consumption of these products.

Recovering compensation after an injury or illness from a defective product

If you can prove that your food poisoning or food related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated or misbranded food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.

A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food related illness or injury will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you know have been injured or diagnosed with food poisoning due to a contaminated or misbranded food product, call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.

Source: abc news, “Over 200 million eggs recalled for salmonella concerns; sold at Walmart, Food Lion stores”