Salmonella cases from recalled Hyde Co. eggs grow to 35

By on May 17, 2018

Federal officials now say 35 cases of salmonella poisoning dating back to November have been blamed on eggs from Rose Acre Farms in Hyde County that were recalled last month.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cases are spread across nine states, with five reported in North Carolina, and included at least 11 hospitalizations. No deaths have been reported.

The Indiana-based company that runs the massive production facility recalled 206 million eggs in April that were distributed to grocery stores and restaurants.

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Three million laying hens produce 2.3 million eggs a day at the farm near Pantego.

USA Today reported last month that federal inspectors found dozens of rodents and poor worker hygiene at the Hyde County farm in late March and early April.

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Some of the shell eggs were in cartons carrying the Food Lion, Great Value, Country Daybreak, Nelms, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms and Glenview brands, while others were loose packed for distribution to restaurants, including Waffle House.

The affected eggs were in cartons 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. For Publix and Sunups egg cartons, plant number P-1359D and Julian date 048A or 049A with Best By dates of APR 02 and APR 03.

The Washington Post reported the company was linked to a major salmonella outbreak in 1990, when 450 people were sickened by three different salmonella outbreaks tied to farms in Indiana.

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Salmonella Braenderup is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella Braenderup can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella Braenderup can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The CDC said illnesses that occurred after March 23 might not yet be reported due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill with Salmonella and when the illness is reported. This takes an average of two to four weeks.

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  • dave

    Hey conservatives!! This is why we have regulations! Get it?

    Friday, May 18 @ 9:15 am
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