Rose Acre Farms is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because of the likelihood of contamination with a potentially deadly strain of salmonella.
Eggs sold across nine states under a variety of names
Twenty-two people have been sickened by the eggs, which are believed to harbor Salmonella Braenderup.
The outbreak of illnesses — typified by diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps — prompted the Food & Drug Administration to get involved.
The FDA has traced the source and now believes it stems from a North Carolina farm in Hyde County that produces 2.3 million eggs a day.
This recall involves eggs that were sold under a variety of names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms and Sunshine Farms. Some of the eggs were sold to Waffle House restaurants, as well.
The affected eggs were distributed in the following states:
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Check your fridge for these containers:
If you have these eggs at home, throw them away immediately or take them to the store for a refund.
This particular strain of salmonella can be fatal for children under the age of five, the elderly and those people with weakened immune system.