In fact, the CDC reported that eight people in Virginia had been sickened as of May 9.
The affected eggs came from one of the company's farms, located in Hyde County, North Carolina.
Six people in Pennsylvania have gotten sick from a national shell egg salmonella outbreak, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Recalled eggs were sold in grocery stores and to restaurants under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms, and Sunups.
Egg cartons with the following numbers were impacted: P-1065 (the plant number) and numbers between 011 and 102.
The CDC said last week that it "continues to recommend consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, serve, or sell recalled eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County farm".
Rose Acre Farms assures consumers that they "have already implemented numerous corrective actions" and "have also taken other steps to ensure that the farm meets or exceeds the standards of the FDA and USDA". For Publix and Sunups egg cartons, the plant number is P-1359D and the Julian date is 048A or 049A with best by dates of April 02 and April 03.
The eggs can be returned to the store for a full refund. "This percentage is significantly higher than results from a survey of healthy people in which (38 percent) of respondents reported eating any eggs away from home in the week before they were interviewed". In 1990, the egg producer was linked to three separate salmonella outbreaks that sickened hundreds of people, the paper reported. How do they get contaminated, anyhow? On April 16, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. voluntarily recalled 23,400 dozen eggs purchased from Rose Acre Farms. NY and Virginia have reported the highest number of cases, with eight each.
In an emailed statement, Seymour-based Rose Acre Farms said the inspection report "is based on raw observations and in some cases lack proper context".