More than 200 million eggs recalled for salmonella concerns

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

The recall was issued through an "abundance of caution" due to reported illnesses in the East Coast. It's the biggest U.S. egg recall since 2010.

The recall is equivalent to nearly 10 days production at the farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day.

The eggs come from Rose Acre Farms out of Seymour, Indiana and are sold in nine states, including Colorado.

The Food and Drug Administration says the eggs were sold in nine states, including NY and New Jersey.

They have the plant number P-1065 with the date range of 011 through 102 on the carton.

Anyone who bought eggs affected by this recall should return them for a full refund.

David Rust began Rose Acre Farms in IN as a family operation with 1,000 hens in the 1930s and it grew to 17 facilities in eight states, according to its website.

Salmonella infections are particularly unsafe to the young and elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.

Did you buy eggs affected by this recall?

It's the largest egg recall in the United States since 2010, according to Food Safety News.

Otherwise healthy individuals infected can experience the following symptoms: fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The eggs were packaged and sold under several brand names including, but not limited to, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Sunshine Farms, Crystal Farms, and Great Value.

The Hyde County farm produces more than 2.3 million eggs a day from more than 3 million hens.

  • Rogelio Becker