Disturbing news was reported out of Alabama on Monday. According to the CDC, a farm has had to recall all of their eggs distributed to multiple states after a salmonella outbreak.
Over the weekend, 14 different people were reported as being infected by the harmful strain of Salmonella Enteritidis. The sicknesses were reported in both Tennessee and Alabama, though the eggs were sold in Georgia as well.
The eggs came from Gravel Ridge Farms in Cullman, Alabama. The CDC reported that the contaminated eggs came in packages of a dozen and 2.5 dozen.
The eggs that have been recalled include the UPC code 7-06970-38444-6. They have “best if used by” dates of July 25-October 3.
The contaminated eggs were sold in stores across Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. The CDC has encouraged customers who have purchased these eggs to throw them out immediately. They are also encouraging customers to wash drawers or shelves that the eggs were stored on.
According to the CDC, common symptoms surrounding Salmonella include fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Though many people can recover without treatment, the infection can be extremely dangerous, particularly for those with weakened immune systems.
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