A massive recall of 206,749,248 eggs was announced Friday. Rose Acre Farms, based in Indiana, initiated the recall due to reports that at least 22 people contracted salmonella from eggs produced at the company's North Carolina farm. (Update: A report from the CDC on Monday raised the number to 23 individuals with salmonella.)
The illnesses that triggered the recall started as far back as March 5. The sick individuals were found, in the subsequent investigation, to have contracted the same strain of salmonella that was discovered at the company's Hyde County farm. Six of the 22 individuals who contracted salmonella from the eggs have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
The recalled eggs were sold under many brand names, including Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Great Value, Sunshine Farms, and Glenview. Some of those brands can be found at Walmart and Food Lion grocery stores. The FDA announcement also included Waffle House as one of the restaurants that purchased potentially contaminated eggs.