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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 September 2018

UAE warns against eggs from American farm following salmonella contamination

The second largest egg producer in the US has recalled more than 200 million eggs in April

Salmonella was detected in eggs from the North Carolina farm. Reuters
Salmonella was detected in eggs from the North Carolina farm. Reuters

UAE retailers have been asked to remove any eggs originating from Rose Acre Farms. In mid-April, the farm in the US state of North Carolina recalled 206,749,248 eggs that could be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup .

Rose Acre Farms is the second largest egg producer in the United States. The farm exports to nine US states and nine countries, including the Emirates.

By April 13, 22 illnesses had been reported in the US.

Salmonella Braenderup can be fatal to the young, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems and cause fever, diarrhea, nausea and abdominal pain in healthy adults.

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment issued a circular to the local authorities in each emirate. Concerned departments have been asked not to grant import permits for eggs from Rose Acre Farms and Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. that have the codes listed on the US Food and Drug Administration website. These codes can be found here.

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