Salmonella Outbreak Grows - NJ Must Watch Out for These Eggs

Source MGN Online

Source MGN Online

Customers are encouraged to check for a plant number of P-1065 on the cartons, or a plant number of P-1359D for the Publix and Sunups eggs.

The eggs were produced by Rose Acres Farms in Seymour, Indiana, and the company began the voluntary recall on April 13.

Brands affected include Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Great Value and Glenview.

Initially 22 illnesses were reported leading to the recall of contaminated eggs by Rose Acre Farms in IN last month, the Huffington Post reported, but the number of cases has since climbed to 35, with almost a dozen being hospitalized for complications related to the infections.

The outbreak has been traced to a single facility in Hyde County, North Carolina, belonging to Indiana-based egg producer Rose Acre Farms. Recalled eggs were also sold to restaurants.

The figure marks an increase of 12 new salmonella cases since CDC first announced the outbreak almost a month ago. No one has died from this particular outbreak, though 11 people have been hospitalized. Virginia and NY have the most number of reported cases with eight each, while Pennsylvania has five cases so far, and North Carolina has five.

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Another recalled batch includes some 280,800 eggs from Cal-Maine Foods, which was purchased from Rose Acre Farms in North Carolina and re-packaged at the company's Dade City, Florida, location, according to the FDA.

People who might have purchased the eggs are asked not to consume them and return them to the store for a refund. Raw Coconut because of potential salmonella contamination. The cartons will also have a Julian Date of 048A or 049A for the Publi and Sunups eggs, or a Julian date between 011 and 102 for the other brands.

So far at least 35 people in several states have reported becoming ill.

Salmonella causes serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

In 2010, a salmonella outbreak led to the massive recall of more than 1 billion eggs from Iowa farms.

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