September 23, 2018

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. 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 … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs Sickens 14 in 2 States; Lawsuits May Be Filed

A Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to recalled Gravel Ridge Farms eggs (cage free) has sickened at least 14 people in two states. Two people have been hospitalized because they are so sick. Twelve people are sick in Tennessee, and two people in Alabama are ill. The recall notice was posted on the FDA website today. The recalled product is cage-free large eggs in packages of a dozen and 2.5 dozen. The recalled eggs have "best if used by" dates of July 25, 21018 through October 3, 2018, although the notice states that consumers should "Return any Gravel Ridge Farms eggs to the store for a refund or throw them away, regardless of the “best if used by” date." The CDC notice tells consumers to then wash and sanitize drawers and shelves in your refrigerator where the eggs were … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Recalled Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs in AL, GA, TN

A Salmonella outbreak has been announced in a recall of Gravel Ridge Farms Cage Free Large Eggs by the FDA. The announcement did not state the number of people sickened, where they live, age ranges, or if anyone was hospitalized. The firm was notified by the FDA on September 6, 2018 that their eggs may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product is Gravel Ridge Farms Large Cage Free Eggs, in single dozen and 2.5 dozen flats. The UPC on the product is 7-06970-38444-6, and the use-by dates on the eggs are 7/25/18 though 10/3/18. The eggs were sold between 6/25/2018 and 9/6/6/2018. The eggs were sold mostly in restaurants and retail stores in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. In Atlanta, these stores carried the eggs: Candler Park Market, Grant Park Market, Westview Corner … [Read more...]

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Linked to Rose Acre Farms Shell Eggs Is Over

The multistate outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup infections linked to recalled Rose Acre Farms shell eggs is over, according to the CDC. Forty-five people in 10 states were infected with the outbreak strain. Eleven people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported. Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicated that shell eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County, North Carolina farm were the likely source of this outbreak. Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 shell eggs on April 13, 2018. On April 16, 2018, Cal-Maine Foods voluntarily recalled another 23,400 dozen eggs that were purchased from Rose Acre Farms. The patient case count by state is: Alaska (1), Colorado (1), Florida (2), New Jersey (2), New York (14), North Carolina (6), Pennsylvania … [Read more...]

Rosa DeLauro Asks FDA For More Info on Rose Acre Farms Egg Recall and Salmonella Outbreak

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has sent another letter asking for more information on the Salmonella outbreak linked to recalled Rose Acre Farms shell eggs. An earlier letter was sent to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on April 19, 2018. That outbreak has caused at least 35 infections in 9 states and 11 hospitalizations since the last update last week. Rose Acre Farms has recalled more than 200,000,000 eggs in response to this Salmonella outbreak. This is the largest egg-related Salmonella outbreak in this country since 2010. She wrote, "I continue to be concerned with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) investigation and response to the Salmonella Braenderup outbreak related to shell eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms. In my previous April 19 letter, I requested … [Read more...]

Multistate Salmonella Braenderup Outbreak Linked to Rose Acre Farms Shell Eggs Grows to 35 Sick; Lawsuits May Be Filed

The multistate Salmonella Braenderup outbreak linked to recalled Rose Acre Farms shell eggs has now sickened 35 people in nine states. Eleven people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported. The case count by state is: 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, which at 39% is a high percentage for a Salmonella outbreak. The patient age range is from 1 to 90 years. Illness started on dates ranging from November 16, 2017 to April 14, 2018. Attorney Ryan Osterholm said, "Eggs have been a risky food for years, but they should not contain enough bacteria to make someone sick. No one should be hospitalized just because … [Read more...]

Congresswoman DeLauro Wants Answers on Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Rose Acre Farms Eggs

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) wrote a letter to the FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb last week, asking for more information on the Salmonella outbreak that is linked to shell eggs from Rose Acre Farms. That outbreak has sickened at least 23 people in 9 states. Rose Acre Farms recalled more than 200,000,000 eggs earlier this month because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup. DeLauro wrote, "FDA records reveal that the company’s Hyde County location was inspected in the weeks leading up to the recall – from March 26 to April 11, 2018. The reports show serious violations of food safety standards that are designed to safeguard public health. Consumers and their families deserve a safe food supply, and that requires that FDA act adequately and timely to address … [Read more...]

FDA Finds Rodent Infestation at Rose Acre Farms, Where Eggs Caused Salmonella Braenderup Outbreak

The FDA has released a report about inspections at Rose Acre Farms - Hyde County Egg, the facility that has had to recall more than 200 million eggs after a Salmonella Braenderup outbreak sickened 23 people in 8 states. The facility was inspected several ties from March 26 to April 11, 2018. The report said that the "corrective actions taken by your firm have not been effective at reducing the rodent levels within y9our poultry houses to an acceptable level." The threshold for "acceptable rodent activity" is established in the company's Salmonella prevention plan. Inspectors observed many live rodents: in the inspection on March 26, 2018, they were seen in the manure pit, running across the upper level floor, multiple live rodents running around the staging area in the pit, and … [Read more...]

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. 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: … [Read more...]

Shell Eggs Recalled After Twenty-two People Sickened with Salmonella Infections

Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana, is recalling 206,749,248 shell eggs because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup. There are reports that twenty-two people have been sickened with this type of bacteria. The FDA recall notice states that "The voluntary recall was a result of some illnesses reported on the U.S. East Coast, which led to extensive interviews and eventually a thorough FDA inspection of the Hyde County farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day. The facility includes 3 million laying hens with a USDA inspector on-site daily." You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the package sizes and the carton UPC numbers, at the FDA web site. The products include the brands of Country Daybreak, Food Lion eggs, Loose USDA, Nelms A Jumbo, … [Read more...]

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