According to the release, Salmonella Braenderup can cause "serious and sometimes fatal in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems".
"FDA analysis of the samples revealed that the same strain of Salmonella Braenderup that caused the illnesses was present at the Hyde County Egg facility, tying the facility to the illnesses".
The eggs that are part of the recall can be identified by the plant number, P-1065, with the Julian date range of 011 through 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package. "FDA investigators then inspected the farm and collected samples for testing".
The company issued a statement saying its farm in Hyde County has about three million egg-laying hens, produces about 2.3 million eggs a day and has a United States Department of Agriculture inspector on-site daily.
The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.
The notice said Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms was voluntarily recalling the eggs "through an abundance of caution". It's the largest egg recall in the US since 2010. The step was taken after 22 reported cases of salmonella infections were reported.
More than 200 million eggs distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in nine states have been recalled because of bacterial contamination.
David Rust began Rose Acre Farms in IN as a family operation with 1,000 hens in the 1930s and it grew to 17 facilities in eight states, according to its website. "Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them", he said.
Eggs were sold to restaurants and in supermarkets under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms and Sunshine Farms.
The FDA says anyone who purchased the eggs should discard them or return them to where they were purchased for a refund.