Egg recall list keeps getting bigger

Jenny Decker RN's picture
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Earlier today, the nationwide egg recall had reached about 228 million. This evening, the egg recall list has expanded to nearly to 380 million. The recall has zeroed in on a farm in Iowa that has been linked to several cases of salmonella in three states, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers are being warned about the names the eggs are packaged in. The brand names include Lucerne, Albertsons, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms, and Kemps. The egg recall list is expanding and even restaurants and events have been possible places where salmonella has infected people. This is a voluntary egg recall from the Wright County Egg company.

Salmonella Enteriditis isolated

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According to the CDC, the particular salmonella has been isolated. The strain is called Salmonella Enteriditis. This was found by matching symptoms and course of illness with the type of salmonella. With the specific fingerprint, many states are finding rising numbers of cases. The eggs associated with the recall have left 266 ill in California, 30 in Nevada, and 7 in Minnesota. Other states investigating illnesses that are possibly associated include Wisconsin, Colorado, Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.

It is believed by the CDC that the outbreak is much more widespread than previously thought. It is possible that if you or a loved one has experienced symptoms of salmonella and have eaten an egg since May, you or that loved one may be part of the outbreak.

Symptoms of Salmonella include fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Symptoms usually only last for a day or two, however, be aware that serious complications can result from salmonella.

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