Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

More Illnesses Reported as Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Eggs Spreads

More Illnesses Reported as Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Eggs Spreads

The outbreak has sickened 12 more people in recent weeks, bringing the total to 35 victims in nine states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The figure marks an increase of 12 new salmonella cases since CDC first announced the outbreak almost a month ago.

The Indianapolis Star reported the egg recall is one of the largest to occur since 2010, when 500 million eggs were recalled from an Iowa producer amid almost 2,000 reported illnesses linked to salmonella.

The eggs were sold in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Affected packages are stamped with the plant number P-1065 and Lot Codes 011 - 102.

Despite the pastoral name, Rose Acre Farms has facilities in seven states and is America's second-largest egg producer, after its rival Cal-Maine Foods. You can also get the full list of potentially contaminated products from the FDA here.

A recall has been issued for eggs sold at several grocery stores, including Publix as they could be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

The eggs were sold under the following brand names: Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Glenview, Great Value, as well as Food Lion stores, according to the FDA website.

More salmonella illnesses are being reported following a voluntary recall of more than 200 million eggs from Rose Acre Farms in Seymour.

The bacteria in question is called salmonella braenderup, "which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems", the government agency reports.

If your eggs are on the list, CDC warns you not to eat them, and to either discard them immediately or return to the place of purchase for a refund.

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