More than 206 million eggs are being recalled from nine different states, including Colorado, due to 22 cases of reported salmonella poisoning which were traced back to an egg farm in North Carolina owned by Rose Acres Farms.
Officials confirmed that the affected farm - Rose Acre Farms, which describes itself as the second-largest egg producer in the US - has paused its egg distribution.
Eggs in the Vermont farm were sold to restaurants and also into supermarkets under several new names, including Coburn Farms, State Day Break, Food Lion, Glenview, Excellent worth, Nelms and Sun Shine Farms.More news: Chibok Parents Mark Four Years After Abduction Of Schoolgirls
The FDA said the eggs can potentially be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, which is an organism that could cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The company voluntarily recalled the eggs after an investigation of illnesses on the East Coast triggered an inspection of the facility. The egg cartons affected by the recall are most likely labeled with the plant number P-1065, with packing dates ranging from 011 through 102, according to the New York Times. Symptoms typically include fever, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal cramping. In rare situations, Salmonella Braenderup infections can cause the organism to enter the bloodstream and produce severe illnesses, such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.
"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", Rose Acre said.