Six in Pennsylvania sick from shell egg salmonella outbreak


More illnesses have been reported in connection to a salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of more than 206 million eggs last month.

The egg recall is the largest in the US since 2010, the CDC said.

"Illnesses that occurred after March 23, 2018, might not yet be reported due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill with Salmonella and when the illness is reported".

Nine states have reported illnesses: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and SC.

The Hyde County farm which produces 2.3 million eggs a day.

The affected eggs came from one of the company's farms, located in Hyde County, North Carolina.

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Impacted brands include Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms and Glenview. They were sold at Walmart and Food Lion stores.

"Throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund", the agency said, urging consumers to first check egg cartons before consuming their contents.

Egg cartons with the following numbers were impacted: P-1065 (the plant number) and numbers between 011 and 102.

Rose Acre Farms told The Washington Post in a Saturday statement it was "disheartened by the additional illnesses".

Rose Acre Farms assures consumers that they "have already implemented numerous corrective actions" and "have also taken other steps to ensure that the farm meets or exceeds the standards of the FDA and USDA". 450 people were sickened by three different salmonella outbreaks in 1990, all of which were tied to Rose Acre Farms, according to the Post. Thirty-five people from nine states have gotten sick in total, with 11 people sent to the hospital.

The CDC's salmonella fact sheet states that the bacteria is responsible for about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths each year in the USA, with over 80 percent of the illnesses traced to tainted food.