Breakfast Spoiler: 200 million eggs recalled over salmonella contamination

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The Hyde County Farm produces 2.3 million eggs a day from 3 million laying hens, Food Safety News reported.

More than 200 million eggs are being recalled over fears of salmonella.

Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling the eggs due to possible contamination with the bacteria.

The agency learned about a cluster of salmonella outbreaks in multiple states last month, and investigators worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state authorities to trace the source of the illness, the F.D.A. said. The recall is equivalent to nearly 10 days production at the farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day. The FDA says the eggs can be found in stores and have also been distributed to restaurants in Colorado and the other affected states.

"Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them", FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Twitter. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund". Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, 22 illnesses have been reported so far.

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

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.

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