35 people infected with salmonella tied to egg recall

Crates of eggs at farmers market

Crates of eggs at farmers market. Hadel Productions Getty Images iStock

In April, Rose Acre Farms recalled its products after federal officials tied the illnesses to the company's facility in North Carolina, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

A salmonella outbreak that led to a recall of almost 207 million eggs has now sickened almost three dozen people in states along the East Coast.

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. The outbreak, which has been traced to a single egg producer, has resulted in 11 hospitalizations.

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In 2010, a salmonella outbreak sickened hundreds and led to the recall of half a billion eggs. The eggs were sold by Walmart, among other leading US retailers, and were recalled on April 13.

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. NY and Virginia have reported the highest number of cases, with eight each. The possibly tainted eggs were distributed from the farm between January 11 and April 12. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund". 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.

Last month, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana, voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 shell eggs because they could be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

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There have been no deaths reported from the salmonella outbreak. These numbers come after 200 million eggs that were farmed in North Carolina were recalled.

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

The recall involves eggs with the plant number P-1065, with the Julian date range of 011 through 102 printed on either side of the carton or package.

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