Dozens sickened in salmonella outbreak linked to eggs

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 35 people were admitted to the hospital from the nine states where salmonella outbreak was encountered: Colorado, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Florida, North and SC.

An investigation by federal officials led to an inspection of the farm's facility in Hyde County, N.C., which produces 2.3 million eggs a day from 3 million hens.

The eggs are sold under different brand names, including Great Value and Country Daybreak.

A salmonella outbreak linked to tainted eggs has sickened at least 35 people in nine states. "This takes an average of two to four weeks". Salmonella poisoning can cause severe stomach illness. The cartons will also have a Julian Date of 048A or 049A for the Publi and Sunups eggs, or a Julian date between 011 and 102 for the other brands. Illnesses have been reported in all of the states, the majority of which were from NY and Virginia, the CDC said.

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Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Although it can be much more serious to deadly for young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. "Sixteen reported eating various egg dishes at different restaurants", said the DCD statement. More than 1 million illnesses were reported.

In a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report released following the outbreak announcement, inspectors say they found dozens of rodents and poor worker hygiene at a North Carolina chicken farm operated Rose Acre.

Another recalled batch includes some 280,800 eggs from Cal-Maine Foods, which was purchased from Rose Acre Farms in North Carolina and re-packaged at the company's Dade City, Florida, location, according to the FDA. They also stated that the employees working there had touched their bodies as well as equipments without washing and cleaning the hands.

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