Salmonella outbreak linked to massive egg recall sickens almost three dozen people

Salmonella Braenderup Outbreak Rose Acre Farms Eggs 5918

Six in Pennsylvania sick from shell egg salmonella outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that the number of illnesses had risen to 35 - an increase of 12 cases since the initial egg recall notice. The outbreak has worsened in recent weeks, with the number of people getting sick because of the bacteria jumping to nearly three dozen.

The CDC said the outbreak impacted 11 states, including 8 in NY, 5 in North Carolina, 8 in Virginia, 6 in Pennsylvania, 3 in SC and 1 case in Colorado, West Virginia, and New Jersey. In New York, eight people have fallen ill in relation to the recall.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an update Thursday on the salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of about 200 million eggs produced by an IN farm.

The CDC is warning customers to avoid eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms, the company behind April's massive egg recall. They were distributed from a farm in Hyde County, N.C., and sold by retailers under different brand names: Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms and Sunups. "For Publix and Sunups egg cartons", the CDC says to check for "plant number P-1359D and Julian date 048A or 049A with Best By dates of April 02 and April 03".

That brings the total number of people who have been sickened from the contaminated eggs to 35, with 11 of them having been hospitalized.

"Which eggs have Salmonella and which ones don't?" said Food Safety Guy Lars Johnson.

Rose Acre Farms said, "We apologize to anyone who may have been sickened or who has a family member or friend who may have taken ill because of our eggs".

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. Initially, 22 people were sickened.

Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella Braenderup can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

In February, Triple T Specialty Meats, based in Ackley, Iowa, recalled more than 20,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad products that may have been contaminated with salmonella.

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