Salmonella Outbreak Sickens More People Following Multi-State Egg Recall

Salmonella Outbreak Sickens More People Following Multi-State Egg Recall

Salmonella Outbreak Sickens More People Following Multi-State Egg Recall

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that a salmonella outbreak caused by recalled eggs affected 35 people in nine states.

Dozens of people in nine states have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak caused by eggs.

Nine states have confirmed salmonella cases: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and SC.

Rose Acre Farms announced the voluntary recall of 206,749,248 eggs that were sold under several brands and distributed to retail stories and restaurants.

In April, the Food and Drug Administration ordered a mandatory recall of kratom products manufactured by Las Vegas-based Triangle Pharmanaturals after investigators found that numerous products contained salmonella. They were available at major grocery stores including Walmart and Food Lion.

The Food and Drug Administration previously announced more than 207 million eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms in Seymour, Ind., were being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.

At least 16 people who were ill said they ate egg dishes from different restaurants.

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.

"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", the company said. Another 22 people said they ate shelled eggs before contracting salmonella, the CDC reported. In 1990, three separate outbreaks that sickened about 450 people in three states were traced back to Rose Acre Farms. The possibly tainted eggs were distributed from the farm between January 11 and April 12. Symptoms usually include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps which set in about 12 to 72 hours after infection, and last four to seven days.

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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