Salmonella Outbreak Sickens More People Following Multi-State Egg Recall

Salmonella Outbreak Sickens More People Following Multi-State Egg Recall

IN farmers have issued a warning after at least 22 people have fallen ill.

Rose Acre Farms' recall is the largest involving eggs since 2010.

Evidence continues to suggest that the origin of the salmonella bacteria outbreak is Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms - specifically one of the company's farm facilities in Hyde County, N.C.

While the eggs were recalled in April it is being reported that people began falling ill as early as November 2017 and are still getting ill as recently as last month. You can find more information about the egg recall through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The eggs were sold under brand names Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Publix, Sunups, Glenview, Great Value. Anyone who bought the eggs are urged to return them to where they were bought for a refund.

Egg cartons with the following numbers were impacted: P-1065 (the plant number) and numbers between 011 and 102. Of the 35 people affected to date, 11 have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported. In response, the farm has recalled over 207 million eggs, some of which were distributed to restaurants or were sold at major grocery stores such as Walmart, Target, Publix, and Food Lion.

"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.

Officials said more illnesses could be reported from people who ate the bad eggs after March 23.

According to the Post, Rose Acre Farms has come under scrutiny in the past for salmonella contamination.

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

The symptoms, which include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, take about 12-72 hours after exposure to take effect.

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