Six in Pennsylvania sick from shell egg salmonella outbreak

14 May, 2018, 06:03 | Author: Homer Porter
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The egg recall is the largest in the US since 2010, the CDC said.

The CDC announced last week that it "continues to recommend consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, serve, or sell recalled eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County farm". The nationally distributed eggs were sold under multiple brand names including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms, and Sunups, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nine states have confirmed salmonella cases: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and SC. These eggs were sold under multiple brand names at numerous retailers, both in the USA and overseas. "Rose Acre Farms takes food safety and the welfare of our hens, workers, and consumers very seriously".

Salmonella is a bacteria that can be found on the inside of contaminated eggs and on eggshells, too.

Anyone who has had any of the recalled eggs in their homes or restaurants should take intervention action even if no one is known to have become sick after eating them.

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People with salmonella may develop symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The CDC's salmonella fact sheet states that the bacteria is responsible for about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths each year in the USA, with over 80 percent of the illnesses traced to tainted food. The outbreak spread to almost 40 states and sickened 132 people. You can find more information about the egg recall through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

As of Thursday, 35 people have been confirmed with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup. Raw Coconut because of potential salmonella contamination. The outbreak resulted in 265 illnesses in eight states. Eleven people have since been brought to the hospital for complications linked to the infections, but no deaths have been reported so far, the CDC said.

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