Eggs from USA banned in Dubai due to Salmonella outbreak

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The eggs have been found to be contaminated with salmonella.

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has issued a health advisory withdrawing and banning the import of eggs from North Carolina’s Rose Acre Farm’s Hyde County in the United States.

According to the advisory, these eggs have been contaminated with salmonella.

Several measures have been taken by the ministry to withdraw all eggs produced by that farm, including the issuing of a circular with a serial code number list of the product to all local authorities.

The ministry warned against the distribution or consumption of any eggs from the Rose Acre farm which is an Indiana, USA based farm and  is voluntarily recalling more than 200 million eggs for fear that they may have been contaminated by salmonella bacteria.

انطلاقاً من حرصها على ضمان غذاء سليم وآمن للمستهلكين في الدولة، قامت #وزارة_التغير_المناخي_والبيئة باتخاذ جملة من الإجراءات الاحترازية على استيراد بيض المائدة من مزرعة (Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County) الأمريكية في ولاية نورث كارولاينا وقامت الوزارة بإعداد قائمة ببيض المائدة المنتج من المزرعة الأمريكية وأصدرت تعميماً بالرقم التعريفي المطبوع على البطاقة الغذائية للسلطات المحلية المختصة. وتهيب الوزارة بالجمهور التأكد من عدم تناول بيض المائدة الأمريكي في حال كان من المزرعة المذكورة. ~ #MoCCAE has taken a series of precautionary measures to withdraw and remove Salmonella contaminated eggs originated from Rose Acre egg production farm in Hyde County, North Carolina. The Ministry asked the concerned departments not provide import permits for eggs inbound from this farm if they carry the codes listed on the FDA website, and urges UAE consumers not to eat any US-made eggs from the aforesaid farm. MoCCaE spares no effort to provide healthy and safe food to consumers in accordance with best international criteria.

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Rose Acre Farms has issued a recall on 206,749,248 shell eggs in connection with 22 cases of salmonella reported on the East Coast of the USA, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The affected eggs came from Rose Acre’s Hyde County, N.C., production farm, and were distributed to consumers all across the USA

Salmonella is a bacterial infection typically contracted by eating or drinking contaminated food or water, according to the Mayo Clinic. Some who acquire the infection show no symptoms, while others have gastrointestinal distress. The disease can be life-threatening if the infection spreads beyond the intestines.

Rose Acre’s North Carolina farm produces 2.3 million eggs each day, according to the FDA. Its decision to pull more than 206 million units from store shelves — which came from an “abundance of caution” — marks the largest egg-related recall since 2010, Food Safety News reports.

The eggs in question came from plant number P-1065 and would be printed with lot codes between 011 and 102, the FDA says.