Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

Salmonella prompts recall of eggs sold at some WalMart stores

Salmonella prompts recall of eggs sold at some WalMart stores

Rose Acre Farms has recalled more than 200 million eggs distributed from its North Carolina facility. However, that count is now up to 35, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Rose Acre Farms told the Washington Post in a statement that they were "disheartened by the additional illnesses".

The sick people live in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

So far at least 35 people in several states have reported becoming ill. "This takes an average of two to four weeks". These eggs are sold under multiple brand names including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, and Sunshine Farms. They clarified that they have implemented newly advanced remedial actions and have made efforts to correct the deficiencies at the agro farm.

They had a best by date of April 2 and April 3, according to the CDC. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund". That's because healthy people who are infected with salmonella can still have some pretty awful symptoms, including fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. It can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain among healthy people, but can lead to fatal infections among children younger than 5, adults older than 65 and those with weak immune systems. 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. More than 1 million illnesses were reported.

As a result of these findings and discussions between the FDA and the firm, Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled shell eggs from the Hyde County egg farm. When the agency's health inspectors did a site visit in March, they reportedly found over a dozen rodents crawling around, and also saw employees handle dirty equipment and touch their bodies without washing their hands afterward.

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