The FDA said the recall affects eggs from a farm in Hyde County, N.C., owned by the Seymour, Indiana, -based Rose Acre Farms. The FDA said the illnesses prompted an inspection of the Hyde County farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day.
One of the company's facilities located in Hyde County, North Carolina is responsible for producing eggs that get distributed to stores and restaurants in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North and SC.
A full list of affected eggs is listed on the FDA's food recall website.
More than 200 million eggs under a farm's numerous brand names have been recalled because of fears of salmonella fears, the Food and Drug Administration announced. The recalled products could be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup after 22 illnesses linked to the consumption of the eggs had been reported.
The recalled eggs will have a date range between 011 and 102 printed on the carton, according to the FDA. In the most extreme cases when the organism gets into the infected person's bloodstream, it can cause more severe issues such as endocarditis and arthritis. The eggs were also distributed to several restaurant chains.
"Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them", FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Twitter.
Brands affected include Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms and Glenview, with some eggs sold at Food Lion stores.
Officials confirmed that the affected farm - Rose Acre Farms, which describes itself as the second-largest egg producer in the USA - has paused its egg distribution. It is generally contracted from contaminated poultry, meat, eggs and water, and affects the intestinal tract.