Contaminated eggs continue to cause illnesses

Illnesses are still being reported by people who have consumed eggs contaminated with salmonella. Over 200,000 eggs were recalled in April 2018 by Rose Acres Farms and, subsequently, by Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. The recall was voluntary and was issued after illnesses were reported on the east coast of the US, leading to interviews and an inspection of the Rose Acres Farms’ Hyde County, North Carolina, facility.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigators inspected the farm and collected samples for testing. FDA analysis of the samples revealed that the same strain of Salmonella Braenderup that caused the illnesses was present at the Hyde County Egg facility, tying the facility to the outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend that consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, serve, or sell recalled eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm.

To date, a total of 35 people have become ill as a result of food poisoning caused by salmonella contamination. the illnesses have been reported across nine states: Colorado (1), Florida (2), New Jersey (1), New York (8), North Carolina (5), Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina (3), Virginia (8), and West Virginia (1). Eleven people have been hospitalized, with no deaths reported.

The recalled eggs were sold under various brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Sunshine Farms, Publix, and Sunups. They can be identified by the following numbers printed on the egg cartons: P-1065 (the plant number) and another set of numbers between 011 and 102 (the Julian date), or, 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.

If you have become ill as a result of eating these contaminated eggs, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to discuss your legal options.