There would be a full refund for all consumers who have purchased the recalled eggs.
These eggs were sold in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Even FDA Commission, Scott Gottlieb, MD, has acknowledged the outbreak, sending out a series of tweets on the outbreak and listing the brand names that are now impacted.
How common is salmonella infection?
The exact amount of eggs recalled totals 206,749,248. Chapman said he would still advise consumers to return the recalled eggs. Salmonella also affects the ovaries of perfectly healthy hens, transferring over to the egg by proxy.
These eggs could have been infected with Salmonella, a well-known bacteria which can trigger serious and even fatal infections in young children, elderly, and other people with different immunity issues.
People usually get sick with salmonella (salmonellosis) from ingesting contaminated food or water. The bacteria, explains University of Minnesota Extension, is present "before the shell forms around the yolk and white". This situation was a departure from past food safety scandals - prosecutors had proof, for example, that Peanut Corporation of America CEO Stewart Parnell knowingly distributed salmonella-tainted peanut butter, which killed nine people and sickened 714 in 2008. You can also check out the list of affected products here.
Symptoms of salmonella food poisoning include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.
Don't cook with eggs sitting out for more than two hours.