Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Egg Recall Sickens 12 More

Six in Pennsylvania sick from shell egg salmonella outbreak

Rose Acre Farms in IN voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.

As of April 16, 35 people from nine states had been sickened by the bacteria. No deaths have been reported.

As noted in a report from the Tampa Patch, the salmonella outbreak was traced to eggs from Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County, North Carolina, farm, and were sold under a variety of brand names, including Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, and Great Value.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that dozens of people in nine states have fallen ill due to a salmonella outbreak caused by eggs. Illnesses have been reported in all of the states, the majority of which were from NY and Virginia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

In April, Rose Acre Farms recalled its products after federal officials tied the illnesses to the company's facility in North Carolina, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

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

The CDC said last week that it "continues to recommend consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, serve, or sell recalled eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County farm". Authorities said the DeCosters' company, Quality Egg, sold eggs contaminated with Salmonella enteriditis to several states and bribed an inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in an attempt to sell eggs that were "red tagged" for failing to meet minimum industry standards.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can be found on the inside of contaminated eggs and on eggshells, too.

Salmonella causes serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. A few days after it was first announced, according to the FDA, Cal-Maine foods also voluntarily recalled 23,400 eggs purchased from Rose Acre Farms.

The symptoms, which include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, take about 12-72 hours after exposure to take effect. No one has died.

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