Salmonella Outbreak Caused By Recalled Eggs Infects 35 People In 9 States

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IN farmers have issued a warning after at least 22 people have fallen ill.

People began getting sick from the eggs between November 16, 2017, and April 14, 2018.

Twelve more people from five states have been affected by the salmonella outbreak linked to the recall of millions of eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County farm.

As noted in a report from the Tampa Patch, the salmonella outbreak was traced to eggs from Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County, North Carolina, farm, and were sold under a variety of brand names, including Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, and Great Value.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an update Thursday on the salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of about 200 million eggs produced by an IN farm.

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

In addition to New Jersey, the eggs were sold in Colorado, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.


"We apologize to anyone who may have been sickened or who has a family member or friend who may have taken ill because of our eggs", the company said.

The CDC's salmonella fact sheet states that the bacteria is responsible for about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths each year in the USA, with over 80 percent of the illnesses traced to tainted food.

More than 200,000 eggs were recalled at that time.

Salmonella is a bacterial infection that causes symptoms such as a diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. On April 16, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. voluntarily recalled 23,400 dozen eggs purchased from Rose Acre Farms.

The outbreak has been linked to eggs distributed by Rose Acre Farms, a family-owned business based in IN that describes itself as the second-largest egg producer in the U.S.

Salmonella can cause serious and even deadly infections in children or elderly adults. The bacteria can also pass through chicken feces getting on the eggs. You can find more information about the egg recall through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News.

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