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CDC: 35 people sickened from salmonella outbreak from eggs

CDC: 35 people sickened from salmonella outbreak from eggs CDC: 35 people sickened from salmonella outbreak from eggs
Melissa Porter | 13 May, 2018, 04:29

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an update Thursday on the salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of about 200 million eggs produced by an IN farm.

A multistate salmonella outbreak, that led to the recall of almost 207 million eggs in April, is still ongoing and Pennsylvania is one of nine states that have been affected. Thirty-five people from nine states have gotten sick in total, with 11 people sent to the hospital.

No one should eat, serve, or sell recalled eggs; any eggs affected by the recall should be thrown away or returned for a full refund.

One of the world's largest producers of eggs, Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms, issued the recall in mid-April. You can find more information about the egg recall through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A few days after it was first announced, according to the FDA, Cal-Maine foods also voluntarily recalled 23,400 eggs purchased from Rose Acre Farms. "These eggs were sold under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms, and Sunups", according to the CDC update. Also, they were delivered directly to restaurants. Eggs sold at Publix and branded as Sunups are marked with plant number P-1359D, pack date 048A or 049A and best-by dates of April 02 and April 03. Out of the 25 sickened individuals who provided complete details, 22 people, or 88 percent, said that they fell ill after eating shell eggs.

Salmonella causes serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

The symptoms, which include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, take about 12-72 hours after exposure to take effect.