Twelve more people from five states have become ill since Rose Acre Farms recalled 200 million eggs in April for salmonella potential. They were distributed from a farm in Hyde County, N.C., and sold by retailers under different brand names: Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms and Sunups.
The outbreak is linked to eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms in Indiana. The eggs were delivered to multiple supermarket chains and even directly to some restaurants. Eleven people have been hospitalized due to the outbreak.
Most of the illnesses were reported in eight states along the East Coast; New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida reported cases. Out of the 25 sickened individuals who provided complete details, 22 people, or 88 percent, said that they fell ill after eating shell eggs. One case was also reported in Colorado.
The CDC recommends throwing away recalled eggs, and washing drawers and shelves where those eggs were stored. For Publix and Sunups egg cartons, people should check their cartoons for plant number P-1359D and Julian date 048A or 049A with best By dates of April 2 and April 3.
Salmonella causes serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.
Symptoms include fever, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain. "All consumers should check their eggs for a plant number of P-1065 and a Julian date between 011 and 102 or a plant number P-1359D and Julian date 048A or 049A with Best By dates of April 02 and April 03", according to the FDA. "Rose Acre Farms takes food safety and the welfare of our hens, workers, and consumers very seriously".