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Salmonella From Eggs: Outbreak Sickens 35, Hospitalizes 11

Salmonella From Eggs: Outbreak Sickens 35, Hospitalizes 11
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By    |   Monday, 14 May 2018 08:47 AM

Salmonella from eggs has sickened nearly three dozen people, 11 of them requiring hospitalization, as an outbreak continues to spread since a multi-state recall of more than 200 million eggs in April.

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the contaminated eggs were sold to retail stores and restaurants in nine states – Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia – under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms, and Sunups.

Rose Acre Farms has 17 facilities in eight states, The Washington Post reported.

Rose Acre has come under scrutiny before after three separate outbreaks that left about 450 people sick in three states were traced back to the farm in 1990.

This resulted in a lengthy legal battle with the federal government that dragged on for almost two decades before the company took corrective measures and the case was dropped.

The Indianapolis Star reported the egg recall is one of the largest to occur since 2010, when 500 million eggs were recalled from an Iowa producer amid nearly 2,000 reported illnesses linked to salmonella.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service stated that, if not washed and sanitized properly, salmonella can latch onto the outside of the egg's shell because the egg exits the hen's body through the same passageway as feces is excreted.

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