200 million eggs recalled after nearly two dozen were sickened with salmonella, officials say
Federal officials say nearly 207 million eggs have been recalled because of fears that they may have been contaminated with salmonella, a type of bacteria that causes serious illnesses and deaths, particularly among children and elderly people. The recalled eggs were sold under brand names such as Great Value, Country Daybreak, Glenview and Food Lion (Click here for a full list). Last month, the CDC investigated another salmonella outbreak that involved raw coconut and sickened 13 people in eight states. Salmonella can come from contaminated animal products such as beef, poultry, milk and eggs, as well as fruits and vegetables. Read more:In a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom with salmonellaCDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratomThink you can only get salmonella from chicken?