200 million eggs recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

200 million eggs recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

CNN reported the eggs were sold to retail stores and restaurants in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

"After learning that all of the people who became ill ate eggs or egg dishes, the FDA was able to trace back the source of some of the eggs to the Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County farm", the news release reads.

Twenty-two illnesses have been reported so far. The affected eggs should be labelled with plant number P-1065, with a packaging date of 011 through 102 printed on the packaging.

Consumers are urged to check their egg cartons against the recalled batches listed online.

"Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them", says Scott Gottlieb, the FDA Commissioner. "The Hyde County farm has never before experienced a recall or serious safety violation", the company said in response to the recall, adding that everything "was conducted in full cooperation with the FDA".

In 2010, a salmonella outbreak led to the massive recall of more than 1 billion eggs from Iowa farms. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund".

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.

Rose Acre Farms officials didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment. In the most extreme cases when the organism gets into the infected person's bloodstream, it can cause more severe issues such as endocarditis and arthritis.

"The eggs that are in the stores today are safe", she said by phone.

To check which eggs were affected, you may reference the carton UPC codes here.