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U.S. Recalls More than 200 Million Eggs Due to Salmonella Fears


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall for nearly 207 million eggs from a farm in North Carolina following concerns of salmonella contamination.

Details of the Salmonella Egg Recall

According to Medscape, this recall is the largest recall of eggs in the United States since 2010. The FDA says the recall involves eggs that may have been contaminated with salmonella braenderup, an organism which can cause serious, possibly fatal infections in young children, frail and/or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

22 illnesses have been reported in connection with the salmonella outbreak.

The recalled eggs were produced by Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana and distributed from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina.

Eggs were sold to consumers in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia, Colorado, South Carolina, and West Virginia.

Salmonella Symptoms and Statistics

  • According to the CDC, Salmonella causes in one million food borne illnesses every year, resulting in 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths.
  • Common symptoms include:
    • Diarrhea
    • Fever
    • Abdominal cramps
  • Symptoms appear 12 to 72 hours after infection and usually persist for four to seven days.
  • Infections and illness tend to be more serious in young children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.

Contact an Experienced Product Liability Attorney

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Let us help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Contact us today for a free case review.

 

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