Salmonella Fear Prompts Recall Of About 200 Million Eggs

April 15, 2018 - 12:57 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Hundreds of millions of eggs are being recalled over a possible salmonella risk.

For more than 40 years, the American Egg Board famously has made reference to “the incredible edible egg” in its advertising. But Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms says about 200 million eggs are not so incredible.

They are being recalled due to a risk of salmonella contamination.

As ABC News’ Todd Ant reported, the Food and Drug Administration says 22 illnesses have been reported so far.

The eggs originated from a production facility in North Carolina, and were sold under the brand names Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Boburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Glenview, and Great Value. Some of the eggs were sold at Walmart and Food Lion stores.

The eggs reached consumers in nine states, New York and New Jersey among them.

Meanwhile, an E.coli O157:H7 outbreak has prompted a nationwide recall of chopped romaine lettuce produced in Yuma, Arizona.

At least three dozen people have gotten sick from the lettuce.