A farm in IN has voluntarily recalled over 200 million eggs after close to two dozen illnesses were reported, authorities said.
Over 200 million eggs are part of the voluntary recall because they might be contaminated with salmonella..
The recall was issued through an "abundance of caution" due to reported illnesses in the East Coast.
The affected farm has paused its egg distribution and the company has voluntarily recalled more than 206 million eggs.
The recall impacts eggs that were were distributed from the farm in Hyde County, North Carolina.
Photo Eggs that may have been contaminated with salmonella were distributed to nine states, the federal Food and Drug Administration said on Friday.
"The Hyde County farm has never before experienced a recall or serious safety violation", Rose Acre Farms said in an email.
About 1 million people in the USA get sick from salmonella every year, with about 19,000 people hospitalized and 380 deaths, according to the U.S. government. Numerous eggs were sold in Food Lions stores.
The notice says the recalled eggs include varieties sold in Food Lion and Walmart stores, and served at Waffle House restaurants.
Salmonella is particularly harmful to the elderly and young children, causing symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, fever and diarrhea.
Those who purchased eggs from the notified lot were asked to immediately return them to the shop from where they purchased it, for a refund.