United States recalls 200 million eggs over food poisoning

United States recalls 200 million eggs over food poisoning

Hundreds of millions of eggs are being recalled over a possible salmonella contamination.

The eggs were distributed from a farm in North Carolina's Hyde County and reached people in a number of states through retail departments and restaurants.

The eggs were sold under the following brand names: Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Glenview, Great Value, as well as Food Lion stores, according to the FDA website.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a statement the eggs are connected to at least 22 cases of salmonella infection. In healthy individuals, the organism can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

"Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them", FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted.

Consumers who have purchased the eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Double-check your eggs-there's a massive egg recall in progress over salmonella fears, USA Today reports. They came from Rose Acre Farms, which is the second-biggest egg producer in the USA and based in Indiana.

The recall is the largest of eggs in the USA since 2010, when more than 550 million eggs were recalled from two Iowa farms, according to the website Food Safety News.

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The Hyde County farm produces more than 2.3 million eggs a day from more than 3 million hens.

A 2010 egg-related salmonella outbreak led to more than 550 million getting pulled from shelves and thousands became sick.