The eggs were recalled by producer Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana "through an abundance of caution", the FDA's statement said. Eggs produced at the farm are distributed to retail stores and restaurants in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the Carolinas.
In addition, the company has voluntarily recalled over 206 million eggs.
Check the eggs in your refrigerator to make sure they aren't part of a recent recall.
If you bought those eggs, stop using them and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. So far, 22 reports of illness on the East Coast have been reported. The affected eggs came from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina and reached nine states. Healthy individuals can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. They were sold under the Waffle House, Food Lion, Country Day Break, Great Value, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms, Coburn Farms and Glenview USDA brands.
The disease usually lasts between 4 and 7 days and in most cases does not require any treatment. Quality Egg ended up paying $7 million in fines and its owners served jail term in federal prison. The agency said that it had not yet identified a grower, supplier, distributor or brand common to the 35 cases of infection across 11 states, so it urged consumers to avoid any chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma area. In the most extreme cases when the organism gets into the infected person's bloodstream, it can cause more severe issues such as endocarditis and arthritis.