June 19, 2024

Lawyer Asks Where Were Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs Linked to Salmonella Outbreak Sold?

Food safety attorney Fred Pritzker wants to know where the cage free shell eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms that are linked to a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak were sold. “We know that most of those sickened ate the eggs at restaurants. But we don’t know the names of those restaurants or where they were located,” he said.

Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs Salmonella Outbreak

The Alabama Department of Public Health states that a gastrointestinal outbreak occurred among people who attended a catered event on July 30, 2018. Two of those sickened have confirmed Salmonella Enteritidis infections. The press release from Alabama also states that “Individuals who consumed an undercooked food item made with eggs were almost four times more likely to become ill than those who did not consume the food.” The press release also states, “Most of those affected have recovered fully.”

Those illnesses are likely caused by eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms in Cullman County, Alabama, according to Alabama officials. the firm is cooperating with investigators. Gravel Ridge Farms recalled their cage free shell eggs on September 8, 2018.

The Tennessee Department of Health has not posted any information about this outbreak, despite 12 of the 14 patients sickened living in that state, according to the FDA. We do know that thirteen of the fourteen people interviewed ate restaurant dishes made with eggs; these eggs were supplied to the restaurants by Gravel Ridge Farms. No public health official has named the restaurants.

Attorney Fred Pritzker

You can contact lawyer Fred Pritzker for help at 1-888-377-8900.

“Restaurants and consumers should know that eggs and dishes containing eggs should be cooked to 160°F,” Fred said. “This is not the first time a Salmonella outbreak has been linked to undercooked eggs. Unfortunately, more than a dozen people are sick because those eggs were contaminated with pathogenic bacteria. We have filed many lawsuits on behalf of clients sickened by contaminated eggs over the years.”

A huge Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs sickened 2,000 people in 2010. And earlier this year, a Salmonella Braenderup outbreak that sickened 45 people was linked to Rose Acre Farms shell eggs.

The symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, nausea, abdominal and stomach cramps and pain, vomiting, and diarrhea that may be bloody. These symptoms usually begin 6 to 72 hours after someone eats food contaminated with this bacteria.

It’s a good idea to refresh your food safety knowledge about eggs. The FDA has put together a good resource on how to safely handle and cook shell eggs.


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