September 25, 2018

CDC Issues Report on Salmonella Braenderup Infections Linked to Rose Acre Farms Eggs

At least twenty-three people are sick in the Salmonella Braenderup outbreak that is linked to eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms, according to the CDC. Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs on April 13, 2018. The outbreak was originally announced in an FDA recall notice.

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These eggs were sold in grocery stores and to restaurants in these states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The eggs were sold under these brand names: Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, and Sunshine Farms. You can identify the eggs by looking for the plant number P-1065 and the Julian date range of 011 through 102 printed on the carton.

The case count by state is: Colorado (1), Florida (2), New Jersey (1), New York (6), North Carolina (2), South Carolina (1), Virginia (5), and West Virginia (1). Illnesses began on date ranging from November 16, 2017 to March 22, 2018. The patient age range is from 5 to 90. Six patients have been hospitalized in this outbreak.

Patients were interviewed by government officials. All of the 17 people interviewed said they ate shell eggs the week before they got sick. Eleven of the 17 said they ate egg dishes at different restaurants. The restaurants reported using shell eggs in the dishes eaten by the patients.

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Attorney Fred Pritzker said, “This outbreak highlights the fact that shell eggs should be cooked to a minimum temp of 160°F.” Contact him at 1-888-377-8900 or 612-338-0202.

The FDA traced the source of some of the eggs supplied to those restaurants to Rose Acre Farms in Hyde County, North Carolina. The farm was inspected and samples were collected for testing. Lab tests found the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup in environmental samples taken from the farm.

If you have eaten some of these eggs and have been sick with the symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning, see your doctor. Even if you recover completely, there are long term health problems that can be caused by this infection, including reactive arthritis, endocarditis, high blood pressure, and irritable bowel syndrome.

The symptoms of a Salmonella Braenderup infection include diarrhea that may be bloody, nausea, a fever, abdominal pains, and vomiting. People usually get sick a few hours to a few days after they are exposed to this pathogenic bacteria.

Salmonela infections are very underreported to doctors and public health officials. Investigators use a multiplier of 38 in Salmonella outbreaks, which means there could be hundreds of people sick.

The government is also advising consumers who have purchased these eggs to clean and sanitize the drawers or shelves in their refrigerators where the eggs were stored. Follow these five steps. You should throw out the recalled food and any other foods stored with it or touching it. Empty the fridge and take out shelving. Wash everything with warm, soapy water. Then clean the inside of the fridge with warm, soapy water. Wipe food and drink containers with warm, soapy water before you return them to the clean fridge. Then wash your hands and don’t forget to clean cutting boards, countertops, and dishes that have been touched with raw or undercooked eggs.

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If you or a loved one have been sickened with a Salmonella infection after eating eggs, contact our experienced attorneys for help at 1-888-377-8900.

The noted law firm Pritzker Hageman helps people who have been sickened by contaminated food protect their legal rights and get answers and compensation. Our lawyers help patients and families of children in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against food processors and producers, retailers, grocery stores, restaurants, and others. Attorney Fred Pritzker and his team of experienced lawyers recently won millions for a young client who needed brain surgery after a Salmonella infection.

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