Nine states, including Florida, have initiated have recalled more than 200 million eggs across after the Food & Drug Administration said eggs from a North Carolina farm may have been affected with salmonella, causing at least 22 people to become ill.
The eggs, produced by Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm, are sold under brands including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms and Sunshine Farms, FDA Commissioner Scott Gotlieb said Sunday.
“Consumers with these eggs shouldn’t eat them,” he posted on Twitter. “Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund.”
In a statement, the FDA said Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms voluntarily initiated a recall for the eggs, which were distributed in nine states including Florida. The company is the second-largest egg producer in the country.
Some of the eggs brands involved in the recall were distributed at Walmart and Waffle House restaurants, the AP reported.
Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, and it can cause serious, even fatal, infections. The FDA said children younger than 5, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are most at risk.