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Check Your Eggs! 200 Million Eggs Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

Melinda Barton | 15 April, 2018, 16:54

A recall of 207 million eggs was announced Friday over fears the popular breakfast food may be contaminated with salmonella.

A farm in IN is recalling more than 200 million eggs sold in nine states over salmonella fears.

The eggs were produced at Rose Acre Farms in Hyde County and reached consumers in several states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey and NY.

Twenty-two illnesses have been reported.

Consumers who have purchased eggs in these areas are encouraged to return them for a full refund.

The affected eggs came from the company's Hyde County, North Carolina, production farm and were distributed to restaurants and stores, including Walmart and Food Lion in nine states.

Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Salmonella causes serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella Braenderup can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Eggs recall in U.S.

The eggs were produced at Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County, North Carolina farm and sold to consumers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Florida, Colorado, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and SC.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News.