200 million eggs have been recalled from salmonella concerns

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One of the company's facilities located in Hyde County, North Carolina is responsible for producing eggs that get distributed to stores and restaurants in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North and SC.

"FDA analysis of the samples revealed that the same strain of Salmonella Braenderup that caused the illnesses was present at the Hyde County Egg facility, tying the facility to the illnesses".

The eggs were sold through retail stores and restaurants.

Diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, about 12 to 72 hours after infection.

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

A full list of affected eggs is listed on the FDA's food recall website. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund", FDA boss Scott Gottlieb tweeted over the weekend.

This recall is the largest since 2010 when a salmonella outbreak was linked to an Iowa egg farm that infected more than 1,500 people. 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.

The eggs all come from Rose Acre Farms in Indiana. The eggs were sold under the brands Country Daybreak, Sunshine Farms, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Glenview and Great Value. Jack and his son Peter DeCoster each plead guilty to one count of allowing misbranded and adultered food to enter interstate commerce.The men and their company, Quality Egg LLC ended up paying $7 million in fines and they served three months in federal prison. It is generally contracted from contaminated poultry, meat, eggs and water, and affects the intestinal tract.

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