Check your eggs: Salmonella concerns spark massive recall

Over 200 million eggs have been recalled from an IN farm after concerns of salmonella contamination.

Check your eggs! There's a massive recall of 200 million eggs over fears of salmonella. "In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella Braenderup can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis", the FDA says.

Eggs recall in U.S.

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.

A full list of affected eggs is listed on the FDA's food recall website. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund", FDA boss Scott Gottlieb tweeted over the weekend.

The eggs - also distributed to Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia - have caused at least 22 people to fall ill as of Friday, the FDA said.

Salmonella is a bacterium that adversely affects young children and the elderly, triggering fevers, vomiting and abdominal pain.

David Rust began Rose Acre Farms in IN as a family operation with 1,000 hens in the 1930s and it grew to 17 facilities in eight states, according to its website.

The eggs were packaged and sold under several brand names including, but not limited to, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Sunshine Farms, Crystal Farms, and Great Value. Numerous eggs were sold in Food Lions stores.

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