Out of an "abundance of caution" the FDA is recalling more than 200 million eggs over a potential salmonella contamination. According to officials, 22 illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled eggs so far.
Rose Acre Farms, of Seymour, Indiana, issued the voluntary recall for 206,749,248 eggs that were distributed to restuartants and stores in: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The eggs came from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina and made it to stores in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia via direct delivery.
You can identify whether you have some of the recalled eggs by checking the plant number, P-1065, with the Julian date range of 011 to 102 printed on the side portion of top of the carton or package.
The eggs are being recalled over fears that they have been contaminated with salmonella braenderup, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others who may have a weakened immune system.
Healthy individuals could experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
Officials say people should immediately stop using the eggs and return them to the store you purchased it from for a full refund.