200 million eggs recalled over salmonella contamination fears


IN farmers have issued a warning after at least 22 people have fallen ill.

The Food and Drug Administration says 22 illnesses have been reported in connection to the eggs, so far.

Anyone who has purchased the eggs are urged to discontinue use and to return the eggs to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The FDA reports that Rose Acre Farms is recalling more than 200 million eggs that were sold in multiple states, including Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

A farm in IN is recalling more than 200 million eggs sold in nine states over salmonella fears.

"The voluntary recall was a result of some illnesses reported on the U.S. East Coast, which led to extensive interviews and eventually a thorough FDA inspection of the Hyde County farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day".

The affected eggs are sold under the following brands: Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Loose, Nelms, Caffle House Loose, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Shunshine Farms, Glenview and Great Value. People most susceptible to Salmonella infection include young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

"Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them", FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted. The bacteria can also pass through chicken feces getting on the eggs. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea and vomiting.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News.