The number of reported illnesses linked to an IN egg producer's voluntarily recall of more than 206 million eggs over possible salmonella contamination has climbed to 35. No one has died from this particular outbreak, though 11 people have been hospitalized. Eight cases of the illness were reported in NY, 8 cases in Virginia, 5 cases in North Carolina, 6 cases in Pennsylvania, 3 cases in SC and one case in Colorado, West Virginia, and New Jersey, according to the CDC. The eggs came from Rose Acre's Hyde County Farm in North Carolina.
Unrelated, a year later in 2010, the largest salmonella-related egg recall in the USA occurred; after the FDA traced the outbreak-which sickened 1,500 people-to Iowa-based Quality Eggs, the agency forced a recall of 550 million eggs. The eggs will also have a best by date of between April 2 and 3.
Also, in some rare cases, the bacteria can enter the blood stream, infecting the tissues. The eggs are sold under different brands in a variety of retailers, including Walmart.
A recall has been issued for eggs sold at several grocery stores, including Publix as they could be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. And people continue to be affected by contaminated eggs more than a month after the initial recall.
Federal inspectors said they saw dozens of rodents, filthy conditions and employees using poor hygiene at the egg farm. If your eggs are on the list, CDC warns you not to eat them, and to either discard them immediately or return to the place of purchase for a refund. Customers are encouraged to check for a plant number of P-1065 on the cartons, or a plant number of P-1359D for the Publix and Sunups eggs.