More than 200 million eggs recalled, fear of salmonella contamination

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- Hundreds of millions of eggs are being voluntarily recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.

The FDA reports eggs from the following the brands have been recalled including "loose" eggs that are distributed to various restaurants in large quantities. FDA testing determined that eggs produced from this farm are connected to 22 cases of Salmonella Braenderup infections; the CDC is confirming illness information with state health departments.

The 53 items affected by the recall include brands like Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms and Glenview, with some eggs sold at Food Lion stores, CNN said.

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Of the 1.2 million people affected yearly, around 23,000 are hospitalized, while, unfortunately, around 450 people die.

To date, 23 associated infections have been reported in 9 states, according to the CDC, with NY reporting the highest number of cases (6). Children are most likely to contract salmonellosis, according to the FDA.

Even healthy people infected with the strain of salmonella "can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain", the company noted, and heart or arthritic issues can also develop. "They cost more, but are a better product in every way, including taste and-because they come from small flocks that get to spend time outdoors-are safer as well". In severe and rare cases a salmonella infection can spread from the intestines into the bloodstream and other parts of the body, resulting in hospitalization.

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In February, Triple T Specialty Meats, based in Ackley, Iowa, recalled more than 20,000 pounds (9072 kilograms) of ready-to-eat chicken salad products that may have been contaminated with salmonella. Food is the source of approximately one million infections.

According to the CDC, shell eggs may become contaminated with salmonella through the laying process, once the eggs are laid, through poultry feed or bedding.

"The Hyde County farm has never undergone a recall or serious safety violation", it claimed, including the recall "has been ran in full alliance with the FDA". According to Statista, Americans consume 274 eggs per person annually.

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