207 millions of eggs were reported to be contaminated with salmonella. This great number of eggs was recalled by a farm in Indiana and it was reported to have been sold to nine states over salmonella fear.
Rose Acre Farms recalled 206,749,248 as a result of the potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup, as stated by the Food and Drug Administration.
As a result of this contamination, in line with what FDA said on Friday, 22 illnesses have been reported so far.
The eggs were without fail sold by retail stores and restaurants, reaching the final consumers in such as Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and New York.
To ensure the healthy living of people, the FDA issued a warning to those who had bought such eggs to not eat them.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted: “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.”
Health officials found that there could be possible outbreak since there have been reports of illnesses from consumers who reside on the East Coast.
Hyde County Farm was under investigation by FDA. This facility is known to produce 2.3 million eggs daily for consumption.
The bacteria are known to be contracted from contaminated or infected water, eggs, poultry, and meat.
Salmonella is well-known to cause deadly infections, particularly in young children. The elderly and those with a weak immune system are not even exempted, they are also at risk.
It affects the walls of the intestine, causes arthritis, arterial infections together with endocarditis.
As proven by experts, people with salmonella develop symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting and/or fever- putting a threat on the life of the individual.
A similar case was seen in 2010, when a salmonella outbreak threatened the health of hundreds, thus leading to the recall of half a billion eggs.