Toward the end of April, the CDC and FDA revealed that there was a major outbreak of salmonella across the nation. Over 206 million eggs were recalled that had been sent to several popular grocery stores.
The contaminated eggs were linked to Rose Acre Farms. They sold their eggs to many famous brands, including Great Value sold at Walmart and Crystal Farms sold at Target. They also recalled other brands such as Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms, and Sunnups.
The CDC reported that several people were getting sick with salmonella poisoning after eating the contaminated eggs. The sickness can range from mild to severe, but at least a third of the reported illnesses, in this case, have resulted in hospitalization.
Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, and dehydration. Now, weeks after the recall was initially announced, several other cases of the illness have been reported.
As of Thursday afternoon, 35 people have been affected by the sickness across nine different states. 11 of those people have been hospitalized. The CDC recommends taking extreme precaution when it comes to consuming eggs, even three weeks after the recall was made.
The CDC told customers, “Check egg cartons for the following numbers: P-1065 (the plant number) and another set of numbers between 011 and 102 (the Julian date), or, for Publix and Sunnups egg cartons, plan number P-1359D and Julian date 048A or 049A with Best By dates of APR 02 and APR 03.”
Even a few weeks after the recall, please continue to take extreme precaution when it comes to eating eggs from your home or from restaurants. The CDC recommends that even if consumers have eaten eggs without getting sick, that they should still rewash and refrigerate the eggs.
Share this information with your loved ones so that people are protected from salmonella poisoning! If you have eggs with the numbers posted above, throw them out!
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