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Egg-Linked Salmonella Outbreak Continues to Sicken Victims

In the weeks since we last reported on the salmonella outbreak that led to one of the largest egg recalls in United States history, the illnesses have only spread and the hospitalizations have only increased. As of May 2018, 207 million eggs have been recalled and 35 people have reported falling ill.

Eggs are one of the most commonly consumed foods in the United States. In addition to being a breakfast staple, they are a critical ingredient in many baked goods and an emulsifier for many food products. Eggs as ingredients are difficult to avoid, which means that an individual can still be at risk of contracting salmonella or another type of food poisoning if he or she chooses to avoid eggs.

Updated Outbreak Facts and Statistics

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Hundreds of Millions of Eggs Recalled Amid Salmonella Concerns

Due to salmonella outbreak, more than 206 million eggs were recalled by their producer, Rose Acre Farm. Salmonella, a type of food poisoning, can be quite dangerous for victims, especially the elderly, young children, and individuals with compromised immune systems. In rare cases, it can be deadly.

If you have eggs that were recalled in your home, get rid of them or return them to the store where your purchased them to have your money refunded. Under no circumstances should you eat them or serve them to another person or an animal. To see if the eggs in your refrigerator were recalled, check their package to see their plant number and Julian date range. The plant number on the recalled eggs is P-1065 and the date range is 011 through 102. If you or your child became ill after consuming eggs from this batch, you could be entitled to monetary compensation for your damages.

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