Before you whip up your next breakfast omelette, check your fridge. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recently issued an alert informing consumers about eggs recalled over salmonella concerns. Gravel Ridge Farms’ Cage Free Large Eggs were  voluntarily recalled after the manufacturer notified the FDA of possible salmonella contamination.

Read on to learn if your eggs are part of this September 2018 recall.

Photo: Courtesy of the FDA

Recall Description: Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs

The current recall is for Gravel Ridge Farms Cage Free Large Eggs only. The recall includes the single dozen and 2.5 dozen flats with the UPC 7-06970-3844-6 and the use by dates of 7/25/18 through 10/3/18.

Why The Eggs Were Recalled

The FDA and CDC are currently investigating a salmonella outbreak that has already affected 14 people in Alabama and Tennessee. The illnesses were all reported from Jul. 10 to Aug. 7, 2018 and resulted in two hospitalizations. All of those affected recovered.

Salmonella is a potentially dangerous microorganism that can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain and the possibility of arterial infection.

How to Tell If Your Eggs Are Part of the Recall

Again, this is only a recall for Gravel Ridge Farms Cage Free Large Eggs with the UPC 7-06970-38444-6 and the use by dates 7/25/18 to 10/3/18 in the single dozen and 2.5 dozen flats. The eggs were sold in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, in grocery stores as well as to restaurants.

What Parents Can Do

Inspect your eggs. If yours are part of the egg recall, do not eat them or use them in any way. Discard them or bring them back to the place of purchase for a refund. The FDA also recommends discarding all Gravel Ridge Farms eggs that you may have at home—including eggs with other “use by” dates.

If you have questions about the recall or proper egg safety, contact the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at 404-639-3286.

—Erica Loop

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