Eggs recalled over possible salmonella contamination

Faith Castro
April 17, 2018

Even FDA Commission, Scott Gottlieb, MD, has acknowledged the outbreak, sending out a series of tweets on the outbreak and listing the brand names that are now impacted. No one has died.

According to the FDA, the eggs were distributed from a farm in North Carolina and reached consumers in nine states: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Colorado, Florida, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The recall also lists eggs that were distributed to the Waffle House restaurant chain.

Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling the eggs due to possible contamination with the bacteria.

"After learning that all of the people who became ill ate eggs or egg dishes, the FDA was able to trace back the source of some of the eggs to the Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County farm", FDA said on its website. As such, to reduce the risk that Salmonella will be present on the outside of the egg, the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires that eggs be washed before they are sold.

The case-control study found that all 17 patients interviewed ate eggs the week before they got sick, which the CDC said is significantly higher than the 38% of healthy people who ate eggs in the week before they were interviewed.

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So far, 22 people have gotten sick. The outbreak involves the Salmonella Braenderup subtype. But in some cases, the diarrhea can be so severe that a person needs to be hospitalized. "FDA investigators then inspected the farm and collected samples for testing".

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The outbreak spread to almost 40 states and sickened 132 people.

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"I buy farmer's market eggs", Pollan also told CBS News that same year.

A few varieties of salmonella bacteria result in typhoid fever, a sometimes deadly disease that is more common in developing countries.

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