More than 200,000 eggs in the U.S. have been recalled by Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms amid fears of possible salmonella contamination.
Salmonella is a bacterial infection typically contracted by eating or drinking contaminated food and water. Healthy individuals can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. At least 22 illnesses to date have been traced back to the North Carolina farm that produces 2.3 million shell eggs a day from 3.0 million laying hens.More news: Vice President Mike Pence Warns Russia 'On the Wrong Side of History'
They were sold under the brand names Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Glenview and Great Value; and at Walmart and Food Lion stores. The eggs were sold through retail stores and to restaurants via direct delivery.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.More news: PM Modi launches wellness project in Maoist area
The states impacted include North and South Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
On the packaging of the recalled eggs, consumers can find the plant No. P-1065 and a Julian date range of 011 through date of 102.More news: Kim and Kylie Congratulate 'Strong' Khloe Kardashian on Daughter's Birth
Consumers who have purchased the recalled eggs are told to return them to the place they bought them for a full refund. If you have questions, call Rose Acre Farms at 855-215-5730 between 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. EST.