Apr 16, 2018, 4:57 AM ET

Over 200 million eggs recalled for salmonella concerns; sold at Walmart, Food Lion stores

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More than 200 million eggs, some sold at Walmart and Food Lion stores, have been recalled due to salmonella concerns.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 22 people have been sickened by the eggs. The problems were traced back to Rose Acre Farms' production facility in Hyde County, North Carolina.

The company is voluntarily recalling 206 million eggs "through an abundance of caution," the FDA release says. They were sold under the brand names Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Glenview and Great Value. Great Value is Walmart's store brand. Some of the eggs were also sold at Food Lion supermarkets.

PHOTO: Eggs in a carton on a table in this undated photo.Getty Images
Eggs in a carton on a table in this undated photo.

A number of the eggs were also sold to restaurants, including Waffle House.

The eggs were distributed to nine states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting in otherwise healthy people and more serious, even fatal, infections in children or the elderly.

Over 3 million egg-laying hens reside at Rose Acre's North Carolina farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs per day.

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  • Bill William

    They can make the flu vaccine out of these eggs.

  • gs12

    'through an abundance of caution'

    We need to start applying the above before the problem starts .

  • End of Life Ritual

    Over 3 million egg-laying hens reside at Rose Acre's North Carolina farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs per day.

    It's like the Matrix for hens.

  • letsdiscuss2

    Of course the cost is going to increase. We shop at Aldi;s

  • SomeTruthOutThere

    There are many reasons I raise my own chickens. This is one of those reasons.

  • Quantez Williams

    Thanks for the heads up. Fortunately, I don't live in any of the affected states nor do I shop at any of the affected stores.

  • ToothyGrinn

    Nice video

  • Sophie Rose

    WHEW!! I usually do not buy eggs at Walmart, but with the heavy snow here in the Midwest I only wanted to make one stop. Luckily, my state is NOT one listed as receiving these contaminated eggs.

  • Stan

    That's what you get with factory farmed eggs...

  • TexasVulcan

    Hey, ABC, you might at least have the video be slightly related to the topic of the article.