The Salmonella Outbreak linked to Rose Acre Farms Shell Eggs has expanded to include 35 people in nine states, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eleven people have been hospitalized.
A recall has been issued for more than 200 million eggs, which were sold under a variety brand names including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms, and Sunups. Health officials are urging consumers to check product information before buying or preparing eggs.
Most of the recalled egg cartons are marked with the plant number P-1065 followed by a Julian date between 011 and 102. The Publix and Sunups egg cartons are marked with the plant number P-1359D have a Julian date of 048A or 049A and Best By dates of APR 02 and APR 03.
During an inspection of Rose Acre’s facility in Hyde County, NC. from March 26 through Aprill 11 this year, investigators from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found rodent problems and other “objectionable conditions and practices.”
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, which include nausea, fever and abdominal cramps, usually develop within 12 to 72 hours of exposure and last between four to seven days. Children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk.
Recently, a legal team led by Eric Hageman and Brendan Flaherty, of the noted food safety law firm Pritzker Hageman, secured a $6.5 million landmark settlement for a 5-year-old boy who suffered brain damage from a Salmonella infection he contracted from tainted chicken. If you have a Salmonella infection associated with this outbreak and would like a free consultation with a Salmonella lawyer, use this online form. The food poisoning lawyers at Pritzker Hageman have represented clients in nearly every major outbreak over the last 20 years.