More than a third of the victims have had such severe symptoms that they were admitted to hospitals. The recalled eggs were sold under brand names such as Great Value, Country Daybreak and Crystal Farms.
In April, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind., voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs because they could be contaminated with salmonella.
- A Salmonella outbreak caused by contaminated eggs has made at least 35 people in nine states sick, worrying food safety experts and average grocery store customers alike as authorities scramble to implement a large recall for more than 207 million eggs. NY and Virginia have reported the highest number of cases, with eight each.
In April, the Food and Drug Administration ordered a mandatory recall of kratom products manufactured by Las Vegas-based Triangle Pharmanaturals after investigators found that numerous products contained salmonella. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund". "For Publix and Sunups egg cartons", the CDC says to check for "plant number P-1359D and Julian date 048A or 049A with Best By dates of April 02 and April 03". Consequently, people who became sick after March 23 may not yet be included in the federal count.
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In the updated figures, people affected range from 1 to 90 years old. Initially, 22 people were sickened. So far, no deaths have been reported. The restaurants reported using shell eggs in the dishes eaten by ill people. It is being urged that if you or anyone you know present these symptoms after ingested recalled eggs to contact your doctor and get treatment immediately.
Both the CDC and the FDA are also advising consumers to cook eggs fully, and to carefully wash any surfaces or tools that come into contact with raw eggs. A guide on the five steps to clean refrigerators in such circumstances is available on the CDC website.
Rose Acre Farms said, "We apologize to anyone who may have been sickened or who has a family member or friend who may have taken ill because of our eggs".