June 24, 2019

FDA Sends Warning Letter to Rose Acre Farms Salmonella Outbreak

The FDA sent a warning letter to Rose Acre Farms about inspections conducted after a Salmonella Braenderup outbreak linked to their shell eggs sickened 45 people in 10 states this summer. FDA inspections at that facility found a rodent infestation, poor employee practices, and insanitary conditions. That letter, dated September 6, 2018, details information about the environmental samples taken from the shell egg processing plant. The inspections took place March 26, 2018 through April 11, 2018. Laboratory analyses of the environmental samples collected found Salmonella Braenderup in six swabs in the processing plant, and two from manure in the egg laying house. In addition, FDA inspectors found Salmonella Heidelberg in eleven samples in the processing plant, and one swab from … [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...]

What You Should Know About Salmonella and Eggs

A Salmonella Braenderup outbreak linked to Rose Acre Farms shell eggs is being investigated by the CDC, FDA, and state officials. Don't eat, serve, or sell the recalled shell eggs, which are sold under several brand names. The eggs were sold under several brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms, and Sunups. Check for eggs with plant number P-1065 and a Julian date between 011 and 102, or plant number P-1359D and Julian date 048A or 049A with Best By dates of APR 02 and APR 03. If you have any of these recalled eggs, throw them out, then wash and sanitize the refrigerator drawers and shelves that held them. If you have eaten these eggs and have been sick with the symptoms of a Salmonella … [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...]

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