HYDE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) A company is voluntarily recalling more than 206-million eggs that were distributed from a farm in Hyde County. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the eggs were potentially contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup.
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The eggs were distributed from Rose Acre Farms in Hyde County and have reached consumers in nine different states, including North Carolina, Florida, Colorado, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, the FDA said.
Officials say 22 illnesses have been reported to date.
People infected with Salmonella Braenderup can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Infection can lead to serious illness and sometimes fatal infections in young children or elderly people, the FDA said.
The Hyde County farm produces 2.3 million eggs a day and includes 3 million laying hens with a USDA inspector on-site daily, according to the FDA.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled eggs are told to return them to the place they bought them for a full refund. A full list of the recalled eggs can be found here.