Out of an abundance of caution, more than 206-million eggs produced from a farm in Hyde County are being recalled.
The eggs were distributed from Rose Acre Farms in Hyde County and have reached consumers in nine different states, including North Carolina, Florida, Colorado, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, the FDA said.
Among the brands, stores and restaurants listed in the recall, were Great Value, Food Lion and Waffle House. Healthier individuals could experience fever, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
The affected eggs are from plant number P-1065 and have the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on the package. In rare circumstances, exposure to salmonella can lead to arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis if the organism enters the blood stream.
Anyone who purchased contaminated eggs is asked to return them to the store and get a full refund.
They and their company, Quality Egg LLC, ended up paying $7 million in fines and both DeCosters served three months in federal prison.
Young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are most susceptible to serious complications from salmonella, according to the FDA. Those with questions should call the comapny at 1-855-215-5730, 8 a.m.to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard time.