A Salmonella outbreak linked to a massive egg recall expanded last week when 12 more people reported contracting the foodborne illness after eating the popular breakfast food item. No deaths have been reported. These eggs were sold under multiple brand names at numerous retailers, both in the US and overseas. The recalled eggs were sold under brand names such as Great Value, Country Daybreak and Crystal Farms.
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. The eggs were delivered to multiple supermarket chains and even directly to some 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. "For Publix and Sunups egg cartons", the CDC says to check for "plant number P-1359D and Julian date 048A or 049A with Best By dates of April 02 and April 03".
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.
Public health officials expect additional cases to be confirmed because of the lag time from the time a person develops symptoms to the time the CDC receives confirmation lab reports and notifications from state and local officials.
Illnesses started on dates ranging from Nov.16, 2017, to April 14 this year.
In the updated figures, people affected range from 1 to 90 years old. The sick people are evenly split between males and females. The outbreak spread to almost 40 states and sickened 132 people. Another 22 people said they ate shelled eggs before contracting salmonella, the CDC reported. "It's very hard to know that so they have to do a large recall".
The CDC recommends throwing away recalled eggs, and washing drawers and shelves where those eggs were stored. A guide on the five steps to clean refrigerators in such circumstances is available on the CDC website.
Rose Acre Farms grew from 1,000 hens in the 1930s to 17 facilities in eight states.