Dozen More Sick Over 200 Million Eggs Recall
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**UPDATE as of 5/14/18**
Nearly three dozen people in nine states have now been sickened by a salmonella outbreak that led to a recall of more than 200 million eggs last month.
The outbreak has been traced to a single facility in Hyde County, North Carolina, belonging to Indiana-based egg producer Rose Acre Farms. In April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced 23 people had been sickened by it; in recent weeks, that number jumped to 35, the CDC said.
The 12 who fell ill recently were in five different states. All of the affected states have been along the East Coast except for Colorado, where one case has also been reported.
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(HealthDay News) — Nearly 207 million eggs produced at a farm in Hyde County, N.C., are being voluntarily recalled because of concerns of contamination with the salmonella bacteria, the egg company announced.
US Food and Drug Administration inspectors found a rodent infestation, filth, unsanitary conditions and more at the Rose Acre Farms location in Hyde County, NC.
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In a statement, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind. said that 22 illnesses but no deaths have so far been linked to the tainted eggs.
The eggs “have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,” the company said Friday.
The recall arose after illnesses were reported in East Coast states. The outbreak “led to extensive interviews and eventually a thorough FDA (Food and Drug Administration) inspection of the Hyde County farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day. The facility