Salmonella outbreak linked to recalled eggs sickens dozens

Faith Castro
May 14, 2018

One person from Colorado is among 47 people infected with a strain of salmonella in an outbreak that continues to grow, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The eggs were sold under various brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak and Crystal Farms.

The Hyde County farm which produces 2.3 million eggs a day.

A dozen people were added in a May 10 update by the CDC, upping the tally of those infected with Salmonella Braenderup linked to the recall.

Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The egg recall is the largest in the USA since 2010, the CDC said. Some of the eggs were also sold at Food Lion stores under the store's brand and some were sold at Walmart under the Great Value brand.

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According to the FDA, the affected eggs are from plant number P-1065 with the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package.

Last month, more than 200 million eggs from the North Carolina farm were recalled because of bacterial contamination.

"We're disheartened by the additional reported illnesses in recent days and we apologize to anyone who may have been sickened or who has a family member or friend who may have taken ill because of any of our eggs", Gene Grabowski, a representative for Rose Acre Farms, told The Daily Meal.

The CDC's salmonella fact sheet states that the bacteria is responsible for about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths each year in the US, with over 80 percent of the illnesses traced to tainted food. It can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps in sickened individuals; for older adults, infants and people with weakened immune systems, salmonella can cause more serious, even life-threatening, complications.

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