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    PRODUCT RECALLS 7 hours ago

    Nearly 207 million eggs recalled over salmonella fears

    By Katherine Lam | Fox News
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    A recall of 207 million eggs was announced Friday over fears the popular breakfast food may be contaminated with salmonella.

    The Food and Drug Administration issued the voluntary recall for 206,749,248 eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind. At least 22 illnesses related to the eggs have been reported at the time the recall was issued.

    “Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund,” the FDA said in a statement.
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    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/0...lla-fears.html

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    Rose Acre Farms Recalls Shell Eggs Due to Possible Health Risk

    For Immediate Release

    April 13, 2018

    Contact
    Consumers

    (855) 215-5730

    Announcement

    Through an abundance of caution Rose Acre FarmsofSeymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with SalmonellaBraenderup can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella Braenderup can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

    The eggs were distributed from the farm in Hyde County, North Carolina and reached consumers in the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia through retail stores and restaurants via direct delivery.

    22 illnesses have been reported to date.


    The affected eggs, from plant number P-1065 with the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package, as follows:

    Lot Codes 011 – 102
    COUNTRY DAYBREAK A LARGE X 30 DOZEN 077236000302
    COUNTRY DAYBREAK A LARGE X15 DOZEN 077236000302
    COUNTRY DAYBREAK A JUMBO X24 DOZEN 077236000500
    COUNTRY DAYBREAK A MEDIUM X30 DOZEN 077236000203
    COUNTRY DAYBREAK A XLARGE X30 DOZEN 077236000401
    COUNTRY DAYBREAK A JUMBO X12 DOZEN 077236000500
    FOOD LION A JUMBO X 12 DOZEN 035826089618
    FOOD LION A MEDIUM X15 DOZEN 035826089649
    FOOD LION A XLARGE X 15 DOZEN 035826089625
    FOOD LION A 18PK LARGE X15 DOZEN 035826089601
    FOOD LION A LARGE X15 DOZEN 035826089588
    FOOD LION A 6PK LARGE X 15 DOZEN 035826089632
    LOOSE A USDA SMALL X 30 DOZEN N/A
    LOOSE A USDA MEDIUM X 30 DOZEN N/A
    LOOSE A XLARGE X15 DOZEN N/A
    LOOSE A XLARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
    LOOSE A MEDIUM X 15 DOZEN N/A
    LOOSE A MEDIUM X30 DOZEN N/A
    LOOSE USDA AA XLARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
    LOOSE USDA AA XLARGE X15 DOZEN N/A
    LOOSE USDA AA LARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
    LOOSE USDA AA LARGE X15 DOZEN N/A
    LOOSE USDA AA MEDIUM X30 DOZEN N/A
    LOOSE AA XLARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
    LOOSE USDA AA LARGE PFG X 30 DOZEN N/A
    LOOSE USDA AA LARGE PFG X 15 DOZEN N/A
    LOOSE USDA A XLARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
    NELMS A JUMBO X24 634181000018
    WAFFLE HOUSE LOOSE USDA A LARGE X 30 DOZEN N/A
    CRYSTAL FARMS A MEDIUM X30 077236000203
    CRYSTAL FARMS A 18PK MEDIUM X 30 077236000258
    CRYSTAL FARMS A 2.5 DOZ MEDIUM X 25 077236000124
    COUNTRY DAYBREAK A XLARGE X15 DOZEN 077236000401
    COUNTRY DAYBREAK USDA GRADE A XLARGE X 240 DOZEN PULP 077236700400
    COUNTRY DAYBREAK USDA GRADE A LARGE RACK X 240 DOZEN PULP 077236700301
    COBURN FARMS A MEDIUM MP X 30 DOZEN 051933182608
    COBURN FARMS A LARGE X 30 DOZEN 051933190801
    COBURN FARMS A 18PK LARGE X 30 DOZEN 051933182509
    SUNSHINE FARMS A JUMBO X 12 DOZEN 804879457336
    GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE LARGE (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZEN N/A
    GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE LARGE (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZEN N/A
    GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE MEDIUM (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZEN N/A
    GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE XLARGE (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZEN N/A
    GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE MEDIUM (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZEN N/A
    GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE XLARGE (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZEN N/A
    GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 18PK XLARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 078742127132
    GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK XLARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 078742127128
    GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA TWIN 18PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 078742127101
    GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 6PK LARGE X 15 DOZEN 078742127095
    GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK MEDIUM X 15 DOZEN 078742127224
    GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 078742127071
    GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 18PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 078742127088
    GREAT VALUE GRADE A 12PK JUMBO X 22 DOZEN RPC 078742127149
    GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 5DZ LARGE X 5 DOZEN 078742127118

    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.

    Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (855) 215-5730 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard time.




    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

  • #2
    Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Infections Linked to Rose Acre Farms Shell Eggs





    Posted April 16, 2018 3:15 PM ET



    Highlights

    • Read the Advice to Consumers, Restaurants, and Retailers>>
    • On April 13, 2018, Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 shell eggs because they could be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
      • Recalled eggs were sold in grocery stores and to restaurants in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, and Sunshine Farms.
      • Consumers, restaurants, and retailers can identify the recalled eggs by looking for the plant number P-1065 and the Julian date range of 011 through 102 printed on the carton or package.
      • Visit the FDA Recall page for a list of recalled products.
    • Consumers should not eat recalled shell eggs and restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell them. Throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.
      • Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where recalled eggs were stored. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.
    • CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup infections linked to Rose Acre Farms shell eggs.
      • Twenty-three people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup have been reported from nine states.
      • Six people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.
    • Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence linked the outbreak to shell eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana.
    • Always handle and cook eggs safely to avoid foodborne illness from raw eggs. It is important to handle and prepare all fresh eggs and egg products carefully.
      • Eggs should be cooked until both the yolk and white are firm.
      • Wash hands and items that came into contact with raw eggs—including counter tops, utensils, dishes, and cutting boards—with soap and water.
    • This investigation is ongoing. CDC will provide updates when more information is available.

    Initial Announcement

    April 16, 2018

    CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup infections.
    Public health investigators are using the PulseNet system to identify illnesses that may be part of this outbreak. PulseNet is the national subtyping network of public health and food regulatory agency laboratories coordinated by CDC. DNA fingerprinting is performed on Salmonella bacteria isolated from ill people by using techniques called pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and whole genome sequencing (WGS). CDC PulseNet manages a national database of these DNA fingerprints to identify possible outbreaks. WGS gives a more detailed DNA fingerprint than PFGE.
    As of April 16, 2018, 23 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup have been reported from 9 states. A list of the states and the number of cases in each can be found on the Case Count Map page. WGS performed on bacteria isolated from ill people showed that they were closely relatedly genetically. This means that people in this outbreak are more likely to share a common source of infection.
    Illnesses started on dates ranging from November 16, 2017, to March 22, 2018. Ill people range in age from 5 to 90, with a median age of 65. Fifty-five percent are male. Six people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.
    This outbreak can be illustrated with a chart showing the number of people who became ill each day. This chart is called an epidemic curve, or epi curve. Illnesses that occurred after February 25, 2018, might not yet be reported due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported. This takes an average of two to four weeks. Please see the Timeline for Reporting Cases of Salmonella Infection for more details.
    WGS analysis did not predict antibiotic resistance in isolates from 14 ill people. Standard antibiotic resistance testing by CDC’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) laboratory is currently underway.
    Investigation of the Outbreak

    Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicates that shell eggs supplied by Rose Acre Farms are the likely source of this multistate outbreak.
    In interviews, ill people answered questions about the foods they ate and other exposures in the week before they became ill. Seventeen (100%) of 17 people interviewed reported eating shell eggs. Eleven (65%) reported eating various egg dishes at different restaurants. This percentage is significantly higher than results from a survey[787 KB] of healthy people in which 38% of respondents reported eating any eggs away from home in the week before they were interviewed. These restaurants reported using shell eggs in the dishes eaten by ill people.
    FDA traced the source of some of the shell eggs supplied to these restaurant locations to Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County, North Carolina farm. FDA investigators inspected the farm and collected samples for testing. Laboratory testing identified the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup in environmental samples taken at the farm.
    On April 13, 2018, Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 shell eggs because they could be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Recalled eggs were sold in grocery stores and to restaurants in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, and Sunshine Farms.
    This investigation is ongoing and we will provide updates when they are available.

    https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/braen...-18/index.html







    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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      PRODUCT RECALLS 5 hours ago

      North Carolina farm linked to massive egg recall, salmonella outbreak had 'ongoing rodent infestation,' report says

      By Katherine Lam | Fox News

      A North Carolina farm that recalled more than 207 million eggs due to a salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 35 people had an “ongoing rodent infestation” dating back to September 2017.

      Rose Acre Farms, an Indiana company with a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina, had an “unacceptable rodent activity” in the poultry house where it produced millions of eggs for consumer across the nation. The company announced in April it was recalling eggs over fears the popular breakfast item was contaminated with salmonella.

      A report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detailed the unsanitary conditions in the facility, including rodents “burrowing in and out of manure piles.” Dead rodents were also found.
      ...

      http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/0...port-says.html
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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