Million Eggs in 9 States Recalled Over Potential Salmonella Contamination

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

So far, 22 illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased eggs in these areas are encouraged to return them for a full refund.

More than 550 million table eggs were called from two Iowa egg farms owned by Austin (Jack) DeCoster in 2010 involving a nationwide Salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is involved in an investigation that has included an inspection of the facility and interviews of the victims.

Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. It can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis, according to the FDA.


The eggs were distributed in Florida, Colorado, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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.

Salmonella is a bacterial infection typically contracted by eating or drinking contaminated food and water. Recalled eggs were also sold to restaurants.

Salmonella causes serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

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