38 sick after eating contaminated eggs
An additional 24 people have been added to the list of those who became ill after eating shell eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms, based in Alabama. A total of 38 people experienced the symptoms of salmonella, with 10 of those being hospitalized for their illness.
All cage-free, large shell eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms have been recalled and removed from stores. However, since the best by date on the cartons ranged from July 25, 2018, through October 3, 2018, there may still be potentially contaminated eggs in homes or restaurants.
Tennessee had the most illnesses from the shell eggs, with 23 people becoming sick there. Other states impacted by the contaminated eggs include: Alabama (7), Colorado (1), Iowa (1), Kentucky (1), Ohio (4), and Montana (1). The recalled eggs were sold in grocery stores and to restaurants in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Illnesses in states where the eggs were not distributed occurred in people who were traveling.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industry are continuing their investigation into the salmonella outbreak. They initially conducted an inspection of Gravel Ridge Farms on September 5, 2018, and found salmonella in both the environmental and egg samples taken at the farm. They concluded the salmonella was the same found in the people who became sick.
Additional illnesses may be reported as the investigation continues. Most people infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days.
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