200 million eggs recalled for salmonella fears

200 million eggs recalled for salmonella fears

200 million eggs recalled for salmonella fears

According to the FDA, 22 illnesses have been reported in connection with the eggs to date.

Following a spate of illnesses, an Indiana Farm is is voluntarily recalling eggs that originated from and were sold in North Carolina due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The FDA said some illnesses were reported on the U.S. East Coast.

In 2010, a salmonella outbreak led to the massive recall of more than 1 billion eggs from Iowa farms.

The bacteria in question is called salmonella braenderup, "which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems", the government agency reports.

The eggs from the Hyde County farm reached consumers in 10 states, including New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

In healthy individuals, Salmonella Braenderup can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Eggs from the North Carolina farm were sold to restaurants and in supermarkets under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms and Sunshine Farms.

The affected eggs are from plant number P-1065 and have the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on the package.

There would be a full refund for all consumers who have purchased the recalled eggs.

Company officials at Walmart and Waffle House didn't immediately respond to messages Sunday seeking comment.

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