More than 200 million eggs recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

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About 207 million eggs supplied by a North Carolina farm are being recalled after more than 20 consumers became ill from suspected salmonella poisoning.

Among the brands, stores and restaurants listed in the recall, were Great Value, Food Lion and Waffle House.

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

They reached consumers in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana, has issued a voluntary recall of its eggs due to possible contamination with the bacteria.

In 2010, more than 550 million table eggs were called from two Iowa egg farms owned by Austin "Jack" DeCoster.

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Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The farm produces 2.3 million eggs a day.

Symptoms include fever, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

If you think you may have purchased eggs involved in this recall, check your carton for plant number P-1065 with the date range of 011 through date of 102, the FDA says. The FDA suggests people who bought these brands should throw the eggs away or return them to stores.

Rose Acre Farms officials didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

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