Published: Sun, May 13, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Six in Pennsylvania sick from shell egg salmonella outbreak

Six in Pennsylvania sick from shell egg salmonella outbreak

The eggs were sold under multiple brands, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms and Sunups.

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. These numbers come after 200 million eggs that were farmed in North Carolina were recalled.

In addition to shipping the eggs to grocery stores, Rose Acre Farms sent them to restaurants.

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"We're disheartened by the additional reported illnesses in recent days and we apologize to anyone who may have been sickened or who has a family member or friend who may have taken ill because of any of our eggs", Gene Grabowski, a representative for Rose Acre Farms, told The Daily Meal. You can find more information about the egg recall through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The eggs were distributed from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina and reached consumers in the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia through retail stores and restaurants via direct delivery. Out of the 25 sickened individuals who provided complete details, 22 people, or 88 percent, said that they fell ill after eating shell eggs.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can be found on the inside of contaminated eggs and on eggshells, too. DeCoster and his son, Peter DeCoster, each pleaded guilty to one count of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce.

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The father and son were sentenced to three months in jail and fined $7 million.

Salmonella causes serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

Kratom or Mitragyna speciosa, an unregulated herbal supplement used to treat pain, anxiety, depression and symptoms of opioid withdrawal, has also been linked to three dozen non-salmonella-related deaths. International Harvest Inc., based in Mount Vernon, N.Y., recalled bags and bulk packages of Organic Go Smile! The outbreak resulted in 265 illnesses in eight states.

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