About 207 million eggs supplied by a North Carolina farm are being recalled after more than 20 consumers became ill from suspected salmonella poisoning.
The recall is the largest in the United States since 2010, according to Food Safety News.
The affected eggs originated from Hyde County, NC and were distributed to New York, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
The illnesses were reported in states on the U.S. East Coast, leading the FDA to conduct extensive interviews.
Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana announced it is recalling 206,749,248 eggs sold by major retailers across the country.
That led to an inspection of the farm in Hyde County, North Carolina that produced the eggs.
Salmonella infections are particularly unsafe to the young and elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Also, healthy individuals infected with Salmonella Braenderup can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Gottlieb said the agency's testing connected the recalled eggs to the people who got sick. The facility includes 3 million laying hens with a USDA inspector on-site daily.
Food Lion has pulled the recalled eggs from shelves of the approximately 400 stores where they were available, said spokeswoman Emma Inman.
Company officials at Walmart and Waffle House didn't immediately respond to messages Sunday seeking comment.