Six in Pennsylvania sick from shell egg salmonella outbreak

  • Six in Pennsylvania sick from shell egg salmonella outbreak

Six in Pennsylvania sick from shell egg salmonella outbreak

Rose Acre Farms' recall is the largest involving eggs since 2010.

In addition to New Jersey, the eggs were sold in Colorado, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

"Illnesses that occurred after March 23, 2018, might not yet be reported due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill with Salmonella and when the illness is reported".

The CDC is warning customers to avoid eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms, the company behind April's massive egg recall. Another 22 people said they ate shelled eggs before contracting salmonella, the CDC reported. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) investigators inspected the Hyde County, N.C., farm and collected samples for testing.

On the packaging of the recalled eggs, consumers can find the plant No. P-1065, and a Julian date range of 011 through date of 102.

"Throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund", the agency said, urging consumers to first check egg cartons before consuming their contents. In response, the farm has recalled over 207 million eggs, some of which were distributed to restaurants or were sold at major grocery stores such as Walmart, Target, Publix, and Food Lion. Out of the 25 sickened individuals who provided complete details, 22 people, or 88 percent, said that they fell ill after eating shell eggs.

According to the Post, Rose Acre Farms has come under scrutiny in the past for salmonella contamination.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are a total of 35 reported illnesses in nine states and 11 hospitalizations, though no deaths have been reported.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can be found on the inside of contaminated eggs and on eggshells, too. Symptoms usually include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps which set in about 12 to 72 hours after infection, and last four to seven days.