Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind., United States is voluntarily recalling not less than 200 million eggs due to possible contamination with bacteria.
This was to avoid any possible outbreak of salmonella bacteria poisoning, a bacteria group that can cause food poisoning leading to serious and even deadly infections in children or elderly adults.
Symptoms of the salmonella bacteria infection include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, 22 illnesses have been reported so far.
It is reported that the eggs were distributed from the farm in Hyde County, North Carolina, and reached consumers in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia through retail stores and restaurants.
They were sold under the brand names Country Daybreak; Crystal Farms; Coburn Farms; Sunshine Farms; Glenview; Great Value; as well as at Walmart and Food Lion stores.
The egg recall is the largest in the United States since 2010, according to Food Safety News.
The recall involves eggs with the plant number P-105, with the date July 11th – 12th printed on either side of the carton or package.
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.