Gravel Ridge Farm has issued a recall for shell eggs for Salmonella risk after Salmonella illnesses were reported. The eggs, produced by the Cullen County, Alabama farm, were sold in Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia at restaurants and grocery stores including Piggly Wiggly, Warehouse Discount Grocery and Western Market stores. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a complete list of the stores where the recalled eggs were sold.
“Eggs contaminated with Salmonella sicken about 80,000 in this country every year,” said Salmonella Lawyer Fred Pritzker. “Restaurants know, or should know, the risk and must follow proper food safety measures to make sure people don’t get sick.”
Pritzker is the founder of Pritzker Hageman the national food safety law firm that has won millions in lawsuits against restaurants and food companies, including $6.5 million on behalf of a child who suffered permanent brain damage and $4.5 million on behalf a man who got meningitis and almost died.
Gravel Ridge Egg Recall
The recall, issued on September 6, 2018, includes eggs packaged in single dozen cartons and 2.5 dozen flats with the UPC 7-06970-38444-6 and “use by” dates from July 25, 2018, through October 31, 2018. The recalled eggs were sold in cardboard containers. Consumers who have these eggs at home should not eat them. Anyone who ate the eggs and became ill should see a healthcare provider.
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure and last about a week. They include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and fever. If dehydration becomes severe, hospitalization is required. In a small percentage of cases, where the infection travels from the intestinal tract to the bloodstream, Salmonella infections can be life-threatening.
After initial symptoms resolve, it can take months before normal bowel function is restored. Reactive arthritis, which causes painful joints, is another long-term complication of Salmonella infections. Other symptoms of reactive arthritis include painful urination and eye irritation.