The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified the public at that time of Rose Acre Farms' voluntary recall of more than 200 million eggs and warned consumers not to consume eggs from certain brand names.
11 people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have occurred as a result of the outbreak. Eggs produced at the farm are distributed to retail stores and restaurants in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the Carolinas. At the time, the producer added that the move was done in "an abundance of caution" after discovering some sort of contamination at its facility in Hyde County, North Carolina, but this is nevertheless the country's largest egg recall in almost a decade.
Also, in some rare cases, the bacteria can enter the blood stream, infecting the tissues.
Dozens of people across nine states have contracted salmonella from a rogue batch of eggs. The recalled eggs were sold outside of Indiana.
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According to the FDA, the affected eggs are from plant number P-1065 with the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package.
Anyone who has a recalled carton is being urged to throw the eggs away or return them to the store they were bought in. They've been sold in NY and eight other states. "Sixteen reported eating various egg dishes at different restaurants", said the DCD statement.
Health officials are also recommending that anyone who bought the contaminated eggs should follow the CDC's five steps for cleaning and disinfecting their refrigerator.
Initially, the FDA indicated in April that 22 illnesses had been reported.
The good news is that no reports of a person dying due to the current outbreak have been reported yet.