A massive recall of 207 million eggs was announced late last week due to fears the eggs may be contaminated with salmonella. The FDA issued the recall for the eggs, which were all produced by Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana. At the time the recall was issued at least 22 illnesses related to the eggs had been reported.
The outbreak was discovered after reports of illnesses from consumers who were living on the east coast. Another egg producer in North Carolina was inspected, but the farm in Indiana was discovered to be the culprit.
The eggs were distributed to stores and restaurants in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The eggs were sold under several brands, including Crystal Farms, Food Lion, and Country Daybreak.
Salmonella normally involves symptoms such as vomiting, abdominal pain, fever and diarrhea. Salmonella infections can be fatal, particularly to the elderly, young children, or those with compromised immune systems. Salmonella can infect eggs if infected chickens pass the bacteria to eggs before the shells are formed, or if chicken feces get on the eggs.
Producers and manufacturers of food in the U.S. have a duty to keep their customers safe. If they fail to do so, such as by producing food that is contaminated, any consumer that is harmed as a result can seek damages from the company. If you have been harmed by contaminated food, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation or visit our YouTube channel to learn more.