As if worrying about your lettuce weren't enough, now there's a major egg recall.
35 people have come down with salmonella in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The eggs were produced by a North Carolina farm owned by Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms. They were sold under the brand names Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak and Crystal Farms.
The CDC says, "Check egg cartons for the following numbers: P-1065 (the plant number) and another set of numbers between 011 and 102 (the Julian date), or, for Publix and Sunups egg cartons, plant number P-1359D and Julian date 048A or 049A with Best Buy dates of APR 02 and APR 03."
If you have recalled eggs in your fridge, you should toss them or return them for a refund. Publix is doing everything they can do to keep these eggs from accidentally getting into consumers' hands, but it's a good idea to double check, just in case.
Note: If you're fully cooking your eggs, it's highly unlikely that you would contract salmonella poisoning. However, if you're eating them over-easy, or snacking on raw cookie dough, you are increasing your likelihood of getting sick from contaminated eggs.