Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

More illness linked to recalled eggs

More illness linked to recalled eggs

Consumers should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

The egg business is so interconnected that in mid-April, Cal-Maine was forced to issue its own recall for 280,800 eggs because they'd been "purchased from Rose Acre Farms and re-packaged" as Cal-Maine's. Eight cases of the illness were reported in NY, 8 cases in Virginia, 5 cases in North Carolina, 6 cases in Pennsylvania, 3 cases in SC and one case in Colorado, West Virginia, and New Jersey, according to the CDC. Customers are encouraged to check for a plant number of P-1065 on the cartons, or a plant number of P-1359D for the Publix and Sunups eggs.

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The Indianapolis Star reported the egg recall is one of the largest to occur since 2010, when 500 million eggs were recalled from an Iowa producer amid almost 2,000 reported illnesses linked to salmonella.

An investigation by federal officials led to an inspection of the farm's facility in Hyde County, North Carolina, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day from 3 million hens. The outbreak, which has been traced to a single egg producer, has resulted in 11 hospitalizations. Raw Coconut because of potential salmonella contamination.

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They were sold in grocery stores like Food Lion and Walmart.

They are sold under brand names such as Great Value, Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms and Crystal Farms. 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. 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.

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Salmonella causes serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. Earlier, the year 2010 witnessed a similar outbreak of the Salmonella through the eggs. More than 1 million illnesses were reported.

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