More Illnesses in Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Eggs

Henrietta Strickland
May 12, 2018

In total 35 cases have been reported across nine states with 11 people hospitalized. More than a third of the victims have had such severe symptoms that they were admitted to hospitals.

All epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicates that shell eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms are the likely source of this Salmonella Braenderup outbreak. the facility has recalled more than 200,000,000 eggs because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup bacteria.

The eggs were distributed from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina and reached consumers in the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia through retail stores and restaurants via direct delivery.

Contaminated eggs were sold under multiple brand names including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms, and Sunups. "All consumers should check their eggs for a plant number of P-1065 and a Julian date between 011 and 102 or a plant number P-1359D and Julian date 048A or 049A with Best By dates of April 02 and April 03", according to the FDA.

"We're disheartened by the additional reported illnesses in recent days and we apologize to anyone who may have been sickened or who has a family member or friend who may have taken ill because of any of our eggs", Gene Grabowski, a representative for Rose Acre Farms, told The Daily Meal. The Food and Drug Administration has a list of all of the recalled brands on its outbreak investigation page. Consumers should look over the recall notices carefully and if they have any of the recalled eggs in their home, they should be discarded. Illness started on dates ranging from November 16, 2017 to April 14, 2018. Ill people range in age from 1 to 90 years old, with a median age of 65. The sick people are evenly split between males and females. Sixteen people reported eating various egg dishes at different restaurants, according to the CDC.

No one should eat, serve, or sell recalled eggs; any eggs affected by the recall should be thrown away or returned for a full refund. You can follow the five steps the CDC recommends.

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