The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall for nearly 207 million eggs from a farm in North Carolina following concerns of salmonella contamination.
According to Medscape, this recall is the largest recall of eggs in the United States since 2010. The FDA says the recall involves eggs that may have been contaminated with salmonella braenderup, an organism which can cause serious, possibly fatal infections in young children, frail and/or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.
22 illnesses have been reported in connection with the salmonella outbreak.
The recalled eggs were produced by Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana and distributed from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina.
Eggs were sold to consumers in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia, Colorado, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
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