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Eggs recalled as FDA investigates salmonella outbreak

228 million eggs are being recalled by an Iowa-based egg producer after the eggs were linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning.  The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that eggs from Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa have been linked to illnesses in Colorado, California and Minnesota.  State health officials say the salmonella-tainted eggs have sickened at least 266 people in California and 7 in Minnesota. The most common symptoms of salmonella poisoning are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 8 to 72 hours of eating a contaminated product. Salmonella can be life-threatening, particularly to persons with weakened immune systems.