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Salmonella outbreak linked to tainted eggs

Salmonella outbreak linked to tainted eggs

Officials have traced the illness back to one farm in North Carolina, which has been forced to recall 207 million eggs.

The CDC reports that 35 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup have been reported from 9 states: Colorado (1), Florida (2), New Jersey (1), NY (8), North Carolina (5), Pennsylvania (6), SC (3), Virginia (8), and West Virginia (1). When Rose Acre Farms was asked by the Washington Post about the situation, they were highly disheartened by the additional illnesses.

They are sold under brand names such as Great Value, Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms and Crystal Farms. "This takes an average of two to four weeks".

The bacteria causes diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, typically 12 to 72 hours after exposure, according to the CDC.

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The FDA is urging consumers to return or discard eggs from brands listed in the recall.

The CDC has released new information about a massive egg recall across several states. So far, 35 people have been infected in nine states. In April, the company issued a recall of more than 206 million eggs. Customers are encouraged to check for a plant number of P-1065 on the cartons, or a plant number of P-1359D for the Publix and Sunups eggs. However, it can result in serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and individuals with weakened immune systems. "Sixteen reported eating various egg dishes at different restaurants", said the DCD statement. It is typically transmitted through contaminated water or food, such as raw or undercooked meat, poultry, and eggs. "These restaurants reported using shell eggs in the dishes eaten by ill people".

The New Jersey case was reported in the first announcement about the outbreak on April 16. When the agency's health inspectors did a site visit in March, they reportedly found over a dozen rodents crawling around, and also saw employees handle dirty equipment and touch their bodies without washing their hands afterward. However, there has been no death cases reported.