Check your eggs! 200 million eggs recalled over salmonella fears

Almost 207 million eggs from a farm in North Carolina are being recalled from nine USA states after 22 people fell ill, the federal Food and Drug Administration has said.

In 2010, a salmonella outbreak sickened hundreds and led to the recall of half a billion eggs. The symptoms include fever, nausea, abdominal pain, etc.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 206,749,248 eggs are being voluntarily recalled by Rose Acre Farms based in Seymour, Ind.

"The Hyde County farm has never before experienced a recall or serious safety violation", Rose Acre Farms said in an email.

It is believed that the eggs reached buyers in 9 states, including Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Some the eggs were sold at Walmart and in Food Lion grocery stores, and some of the eggs were reportedly sold to Waffle House. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream, and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.

The affected eggs come from plant number P-1065 and have a date range of 011 through 102 printed on the side of the carton.

The investigation followed The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that chicken salad manufactured between January 2 and February 7, and sold between January 4 and February 9 caused 65 salmonella infections and one death across five states.

Consumers who have purchased eggs in these areas are encouraged to return them for a full refund.

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