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More illnesses confirmed in Salmonella outbreak traced to eggs

More illnesses confirmed in Salmonella outbreak traced to eggs

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday those infected with salmonella had reported feeling ill between November 16, 2017 and April 14.

The outbreak led to 11 hospitalizations but no fatalities.

Nine states have confirmed salmonella cases: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and SC.

A report from Food Safety News provided more information on the confirmed salmonella cases, noting that the people sickened by the tainted eggs ranged from 1 to 90 years old, with a median age of 65. 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.

"Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, serve, or sell recalled eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County farm". Other affected brand names include Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms, and Sunups. In a statement to the Indianapolis Star, chief operating officer Tony Wesner said: "We're sorry for any concerns we may have caused consumers because some of our policies fell short of FDA standards, and we vow to do better in the future".

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Rose Acre Farms sued, and a few years later a federal judge ruled that the government had overstepped its boundaries and had to compensate the company for income lost as a result of regulations.

The egg recall is the largest in the US since 2010, the CDC said.

A total of 35 people from nine states were sickened with salmonella after eating eggs that were traced back to the mid-April recall.

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

Salmonella is a bacterial infection that causes symptoms such as a diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. It is being urged that if you or anyone you know present these symptoms after ingested recalled eggs to contact your doctor and get treatment immediately. No deaths have been reported, according to the CDC.