Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Egg Recall Sickens 12 More

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A salmonella outbreak that led to the multi-state recall in April of more than 200 million eggs has worsened in recent weeks, with the number of people sickened by the bacteria rising to nearly three dozen. Sixteen people reported eating various egg dishes at different restaurants, according to the CDC.

The eggs were sold under brand names Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Publix, Sunups, Glenview, Great Value. In 1990, the egg producer was linked to three separate salmonella outbreaks that sickened hundreds of people, the paper reported. The eggs were sold by Walmart, among other leading USA retailers, and were recalled on April 13. NY and Virginia have reported the highest number of cases, with eight each.

Eleven of the 35 people who got sick this time around had to be hospitalized, and so far no deaths have been reported.

Nine states have reported illnesses: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and SC.

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In April, the Food and Drug Administration ordered a mandatory recall of kratom products manufactured by Las Vegas-based Triangle Pharmanaturals after investigators found that numerous products contained salmonella.

On April 16, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. voluntarily recalled 23,400 dozen eggs purchased from Rose Acre Farms.

Salmonella can cause serious and even deadly infections in children or elderly adults.

Salmonella braenderup is a bacteria that can be found in raw foods and causes symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever, usually about 12 to 72 hours after infection, though the illness can sometimes take weeks to develop.

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The eggs, while produced in North Carolina, are owned by Rose Farms, an in based company.

Salmonella can contaminate the breakfast food product when infected chickens transfer the foodborne bacteria to the eggs before the shells are formed, the Centers for Disease Control reported.

There is aditional information on the recall on the FDA website and the CDC website.

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