200 million eggs recalled, includes Food Lion and Walmart brands

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The United States Food and Drug Administration recalled more than 200 million eggs on Monday, over fears of salmonella contamination.

So far, officials say 22 illnesses have been linked to the eggs that were distributed by Rose Acre Farms in Indiana. The company issued a voluntary recall for 206,749,248 eggs that were distributed from the farm in Hyde County, North Carolina and reached consumers in the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia through retail stores and restaurants via direct delivery.

The eggs that are part of the recall can be identified by the plant number, P-1065, with the Julian date range of 011 through 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package.

Some of the brands affected include Food Lion, Walmart's Great Value, Glenview, Sunshine Farms, Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, and Crystal Farms. The recall also lists eggs that were distributed to the Waffle House restaurant chain.

Food Lion has pulled the recalled eggs from shelves of the approximately 400 stores where they were available, said spokeswoman Emma Inman.

“The eggs that are in the stores today are safe,” she said by phone. She said she didn’t have information on whether Food Lion customers were among those who got sick.

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Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (855) 215-5730 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard time.

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