Millions of eggs recalled over possible salmonella

The FDA has announced a recall of more than 200 million eggs sold under numerous brand names due to possible contamination with salmonella.

Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.

At least 22 illnesses have been reported so far, the FDA said Friday.

The eggs were sold through retail stores and restaurants. They reached consumers in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

"Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund."

According to the notice, "The affected eggs (were) from plant number P-1065 with the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package, as follows: Lot Codes 011 – 102."

Brands affected include Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Sunshine Farms, Waffle House chain, and various restaurants. The  Food Lion eggs are the chain's store brand. The Great Value brand is sold at Walmart.

Food Lion has pulled the recalled eggs from shelves of the approximately 400 stores where they were available, said spokeswoman Emma Inman.

Company officials at Walmart and Waffle House didn't immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

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