More Illnesses Reported as Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Eggs Spreads


More Illnesses Reported as Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Eggs Spreads

The Indianapolis Star reported the egg recall is one of the largest to occur since 2010, when 500 million eggs were recalled from an Iowa producer amid almost 2,000 reported illnesses linked to salmonella.

The CDC is continuing to urge consumers, restaurants and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell recalled eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms' farm in Hyde County, North Carolina.

Consumers should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

PREVIOUS STORY: If you thought your eggs weren't among the millions recalled for possible salmonella contamination, you might want to check the refrigerator again. Customers can also contact Publix at 800-242-1227.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service stated that, if not washed and sanitized properly, salmonella can latch onto the outside of the egg's shell because the egg exits the hen's body through the same passageway as feces is excreted.

This brings the total so far to 35 sick people, 11 of whom have been hospitalized, since Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms first announced, on April 13, that it was recalling 207 million eggs.

The grocery stores are located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

Some of the brands affected by the recall include: Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion store brand, Glenview, Great Value (Walmart), Nelms, Sunshine Farms and the Waffle House restaurant chain.

If you think you may have purchased eggs involved in this recall, check your carton for plant number P-1065 with the date range of 011 through date of 102, the FDA says.

The number of illnesses is a dozen more since the initial recall notice was issued last month.

Symptoms include fever, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain.