Published: Sun, May 13, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

More illnesses confirmed in Rose Acre Farms Salmonella recall

More illnesses confirmed in Rose Acre Farms Salmonella recall

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.

According to the CDC's bulletin, which was the first issued since April 16, 12 more people from five states were confirmed to have fallen ill since the last update.

According to a May 10 update, CDC officials say the growing outbreak has sent 11 of the 35 people to the hospital. Eleven people were hospitalized and there were no fatalities.

Impacted brands include Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms and Glenview.

Due to epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence from the CDC, the source of the salmonella was identified to be white-shell eggs produced by Indiana-based farm Rose Acre Farms, though the investigation is ongoing. The cases have been reported in nine states: West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

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.

With the newly released information in mind, the CDC advised consumers, restaurants, and retailers respectively not to eat, serve, or sell the eggs involved in the recall.

Eggs in the recall possess the plant number P-1065 printed on the carton as well as a pack date between 011 and 102.

Salmonella can cause serious and even deadly infections in children or elderly adults.

Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella Braenderup can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

Rose Acre Farms grew from 1,000 hens in the 1930s to 17 facilities in eight states.

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