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35 confirmed cases of salmonella reported stemming from Hyde. Co. egg recall

35 confirmed cases of salmonella reported stemming from Hyde. Co. egg recall

Initially, 22 people were sickened.

The outbreak, traced to a single egg producer, has resulted in 11 hospitalizations. No deaths have been reported. They were available at major grocery stores including Walmart and Food Lion.

The outbreak has been linked to eggs distributed by Rose Acre Farms, a family-owned business based in IN that describes itself as the second-largest egg producer in the U.S.

The eggs went to stores and restaurants in New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Illnesses have been reported in all of the states, the majority of which were from NY and Virginia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Rose Acre Farms told The Washington Post in a Saturday statement it was "disheartened by the additional illnesses".

Years ago, the company was involved in a almost two-decade-long legal battle with the federal government.

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In 2010, a salmonella outbreak sickened hundreds and led to the recall of half a billion eggs. A federal appeals court tossed out the judgment, ruling the regulations did not hurt the company's bottom line. Since then, there have been 12 more cases added to the outbreak. It is being urged that if you or anyone you know present these symptoms after ingested recalled eggs to contact your doctor and get treatment immediately.

The egg recall is the largest in the USA since 2010, the CDC said.

The father and son were sentenced to three months in jail and fined $7 million. It is generally contracted from contaminated poultry, meat, eggs and water, and affects the intestinal tract. It can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps in sickened individuals; for older adults, infants and people with weakened immune systems, salmonella can cause more serious, even life-threatening, complications.

FDA officials inspected Hyde County farm, a facility in North Carolina that produces 2.3 million eggs a day, after initial reports of illnesses.

According to the CDC's bulletin, which was the first issued since April 16, 12 more people from five states were confirmed to have fallen ill since the last update. Raw Coconut because of potential salmonella contamination. No one has died.