(Reuters) – Nearly 207 million eggs from a farm in North Carolina are being recalled in nine US states. UU After 22 people became ill, said the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
It is the largest egg recall in the United States since 2010, the Food Safety News website reported.
The eggs may have been contaminated with salmonella braenderup, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, weak or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems, the FDA said in a statement.
The eggs were recalled by producer Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana "through a large amount of caution," the FDA statement said.
The eggs were distributed from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina, which, according to Food Safety News, produces 2.3 million eggs per day from 3 million laying hens.
Eggs reached consumers in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia, Colorado, South Carolina and West Virginia.
Information from Bernie Woodall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Nick Zieminski's edition