Most people with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps between 12 and 72 hours after infection.
The eggs were sold under the brand names Country Daybreak; Crystal Farms; Coburn Farms; Sunshine Farms; Publix; Sunups; Glenview; Great Value; as well as at Walmart and Food Lion stores. Customers are encouraged to check for a plant number of P-1065 on the cartons, or a plant number of P-1359D for the Publix and Sunups eggs. They also noted employees touching dirty floors, equipment and their bodies without washing their hands. The company said in a statement that it has "not only corrected deficiencies at the farm" but "also taken steps to ensure the farm meets or exceeds the standards of the FDA and USDA".
So far, there's one reported case in New Jersey.
Elderly people and young children are the ones who stand at a higher risk of contracting the bacteria due to eating undercooked eggs.
Around 64% people who have fallen sick said that they had eaten eggs at a restaurant, said the officials.