More than 200 million eggs recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

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More than 200,000 eggs in the USA have been recalled by Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms amid fears of possible salmonella contamination.

Almost 207 million eggs have been recalled after 22 people have become sick after eating them, according to the Federal and Drug Administration.

The company-written, FDA-posted recall notice uses the "abundance of caution" mitigation of the recall, it also admits 22 illnesses have been reported. Symptoms and risks of Salmonella infection Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.

According to the FDA, Rose Acre Farms, based in IN, has voluntarily recalled the eggs, which were sold under a variety of brands including store brands at Walmart and Food Lion.

The Hyde County farm produces 2.3 million eggs each day.

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The states impacted include North and South Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. They were sold loose to restaurants, of which one was Waffle House. The eggs were sold through retail stores and to restaurants via direct delivery.

The recall involves eggs with the plant number P-105, with the Julian date range of 011 through 012 printed on either side of the carton or package.

The FDA is telling anyone who purchased these eggs should throw them away or return them to the retailer where they were purchased for a refund.

Consumers with questions can contact Rose Acre Farms at 855-215-5730.

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