May 24, 2018

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...]

Easter Food Safety Tips

Foodsafety.gov is offering tips to keep your Easter ham and eggs safe. Ham and eggs are traditional Easter foods in the United States. When you are cooking ham, make sure you know whether or not the product is fully cooked. Hams that are fully cooked are labeled so. Ham that is not ready to eat but looks like it's ready to eat will have a statement on the label that it needs cooking before you can consume it. Fresh, raw, ham, or ham that needs to be cooked first, must reach an internal temperature of 145°F, with a three minute rest time, before it is safe to eat. Make sure that you use a reliable and accurate food thermometer to test the meat. And ham and other meats should be cooked at an oven temperature no lower than 325°F. Cooked ham and cooked vacuum-packaged ham can be … [Read more...]

Undercooked and Raw Eggs Can Make You Sick

Every year, about 79,000 Americans get sick from Salmonella in eggs. And about 30 people die, according to the FDA. While the government has regulations to hep prevent contamination of eggs on the farm and in transit, they have not been unable to eliminate this risk. The pathogenic bacteria can be on the inside of the egg, so eating raw or undercooked eggs puts you at risk of a serious foodborne illness. Here's what you need to know about eggs and food safety. Salmonella is a bacteria that is a common cause of food poisoning in this country and around the world. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include diarrhea that may be bloody, fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, and vomiting. Most symptoms begin 12 to 72 hours after infection, and people are usually sick for about a week. But … [Read more...]

Good Earth Eggs Recalled; Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

The FDA has announced that Good Earth Egg Company of Missouri is voluntarily recalling its shell eggs because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria and have been linked to an outbreak in that state. These products were distributed throughout the Midwest, including Missouri and Illinois, at the retail and wholesale level, to institutions, and to walk-in customers. The recalled shell eggs are packaged in 6-count cartons, 10-count cartons, 12-count cartons, 18-count cartons, 15 dozen cases, and 30 dozen cases. The dates and codes on the cartons and cases will including everything before and including date code 006 - Sell by 02/05/2016, under the brand name Good Earth Egg Company, license number D-01124. The eggs are sold at Dierbergs, Shop n' Save, Straubs, Midtowne Market, and … [Read more...]

Salmonella Found at Good Earth Egg Company, MO

The Missouri Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has stated that they found Salmonella bacteria at an egg facility called the Good Earth Egg Company in Bonne Terre. Testing conducted at the processing facility revealed the presence of the pathogenic bacteria. The facility was closed by DHHS while it is cleaned and while sampling is conducted again. The company states, "trace levels of salmonella were detected in an area of its processing facility. There was no recall of Good Earth Egg Company products." If you purchased eggs from this company, you can throw them away in a sealed or double bagged container, or return them to the place of purchase if you'd like. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling these eggs, since there could be Salmonella bacteria on the shell and on … [Read more...]

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