More than 200 million eggs recalled in U.S. over salmonella fears

More than 200 million eggs across nine states have been recalled after the Food & Drug Administration said eggs from a North Carolina farm may be tainted with salmonella, sickening at least 22 people.

The eggs, produced by Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm, are sold under brands including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms and Sunshine Farms, FDA Commissioner Scott Gotlieb said Sunday.

“Consumers with these eggs shouldn’t eat them,” he said on Twitter. “Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund.”

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In a statement, the FDA said Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled the eggs, which were distributed in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The company says it is the second-largest egg producer in the country.

Some of the eggs brands involved in the recall were distributed at Food Lion stores, Walmart Inc. WMT, +0.69%   stores and Waffle House restaurants, the AP reported.

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Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, and it can cause serious, even fatal, infections. The FDA said children younger than 5, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are most at risk.

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