Eggs Crisis: US Recalls 207M Eggs Over Salmonella Outbreak Caused by Rose Acre Farms in North Carolina (UPD) + 7 Tips How to Protect Yourself

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Nearly 207 million eggs from a farm in North Carolina recalled after 35 people fell ill in nine states, the federal and Drug Administration has said.

Updated May 15:

  • More people are becoming sick from a salmonella outbreak that prompted a massive egg recall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says at least 35 people across nine states have been infected by the bacteria.
  • Hospitals treated 11 victims.
  • The and Drug Administration has linked the outbreak to Rose Acre Farms and the company’s facility in North Carolina.
  • The eggs were sold under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Sunshine Farms, Publix, and Sunups.
  • Stay aware and do not eat eggs from the farm linked to Salmonella outbreak.

Eggs crisis

US recalls more than 200 million eggs from nine states over salmonella fears that came from Rose Acre Farms, which is the second-biggest egg producer in the US and based in Indiana.

It is the largest recall of eggs in the United States since 2010, the Safety News website reported.

According to Safety News, the farm produces 2.3 million eggs per day from 3 million laying hens.

The eggs reached consumers in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia, Colorado, South Carolina, and West Virginia.

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Health Tips: How to protect yourself

Salmonella infections are particularly dangerous to the young and elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.

Healthy individuals can experience nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea, and stomach pain.

The U.S. Safety Administration suggests how to help prevent illness from salmonella contamination:

  1. Don’t eat foods at higher risk for salmonella contamination, such as undercooked eggs, raw eggs, undercooked meat or poultry, or unpasteurized milk.
  2. Properly refrigerate all before cooking. Make sure is cooked thoroughly and to the appropriate internal temperature.
  3. Thoroughly clean kitchen surfaces.
  4. Wash hands with soap and water before preparing .
  5. Keep ready-to-eat and cooked foods separate from each other.
  6. Do not allow dishes or utensils that were used for raw to touch cooked .
  7. Refrigerate foods promptly after cooking.

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