The Food & Drug Administration said eggs from a North Carolina farm may be tainted with salmonella, sickening at least 22 people.
One of the company's facilities located in Hyde County, North Carolina is responsible for producing eggs that get distributed to stores and restaurants in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North and SC. Anyone with questions about whether their eggs are part of the recall can visit the FDA website or call Rose Acres Farms at 855-215-5730.
Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Did you buy eggs affected by this recall? They were sold under the Waffle House, Food Lion, Country Day Break, Great Value, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms, Coburn Farms and Glenview USDA brands.
Last month, the FDA said that it had learnt about a cluster of salmonella outbreaks in multiple states, and investigators worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state authorities to trace the source of the illness.
The eggs were sold through retail stores and restaurants.
Symptoms include fever, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
That led to an inspection of the farm in Hyde County, North Carolina that produced the eggs. It's the biggest United States egg recall since 2010.
The recall came about after the illnesses were reported and the FDA inspected the North Carolina farm.
"The Hyde County farm has never before experienced a recall or serious safety violation", Rose Acre Farms said in an email.