A Salmonella outbreak linked to shell eggs produced at Gravel Ridge Farm in Cullen County, Alabama has sickened 14 people in Alabama and Tennessee, two of whom have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some of those sickened may choose to sue the restaurant where they ate the tainted eggs, said Fred Pritzker, a Salmonella lawyer and founder of the national food safety law firm Pritzker Hageman.
“If there is evidence connecting your illness to a food product or restaurant, you can file a lawsuit,” Pritzker said. “In many cases, you can sue more than one company, which is important if you were severely sickened.”
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, which include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and fever, usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure and last about a week. Patients suffering from severe dehydration must be treated at a hospital. In instances where the infection travels from the intestinal tract to the bloodstream, Salmonella infections can be life-threatening.
In this outbreak, case-patients who range in age from 1 year to 94 years old, experienced onset of illness from July 10 2018 through August 7, 2018.
Gravel Ridge Egg Recall
Gravel Ridge issued a recall for the eggs on September 6, 2018. The recall includes eggs packaged in single-dozen cardboard cartons and 2.5-dozen cardboard flats with the UPC 7-06970-38444-6 and “use by” dates from July 25, 2018, through October 31, 2018. Restaurants and grocery stores in Alabama, Tennesse and Georgia including Piggly Wiggly, Warehouse Discount Grocery and Western Market stores served and sold the eggs. To see a complete list of the stores where the recalled eggs were sold, view the recall posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.
Consumers who still have these eggs at home should not eat them.
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