Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Medical | By Josefina Yates

IN farm recalls over 200 million eggs due to risks of salmonella

IN farm recalls over 200 million eggs due to risks of salmonella

Gottlieb said the agency's testing connected the recalled eggs to the people who got sick. It is generally contracted from contaminated poultry, meat, eggs and water, and affects the intestinal tract. The bacteria can infect the egg while still in a chicken's ovary, CNN noted, or while leaving the same passageway as the bird's feces.

"Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them".

The recall is the largest of eggs in the USA since 2010, when more than 550 million eggs were recalled from two Iowa farms, according to the website Food Safety News.

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.

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A farm in Seymour, Indiana, is recalling over 200 million eggs amid an FDA report that 22 people have been sickened.

Eggs from the Rose Acre Farms facility in Hyde County, N.C., went to nine states including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida.

Officials confirmed that the affected farm - Rose Acre Farms, which describes itself as the second-largest egg producer in the USA - has paused its egg distribution. Symptoms typically include fever, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal cramping. The eggs can be found at Walmart and Food Lion stores. The recall also lists eggs that were distributed to the Waffle House restaurant chain.

Consumers are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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