A salmonella outbreak that caused Rose Acre Farms to recall 206 million eggs has sickened 23 people in nine states, according to the Center for Disease Control.
And there's a connected, smaller recall that touches Publix Super Markets. 19659002] The diseases in the major recall were reported from 16 November to 22 March. Most of the recalled eggs that have been distributed in recent weeks were still on shelves, in homes or restaurants. Unknown numbers were bought, but broken or thrown out, unused.
Food recalls are usually wide enough to avoid mistakes because companies can not pinpoint how many of their products are contaminated.
Two residents of Florida have been ill since Monday. New York has six cases, followed by Virginia (five); North Carolina (four); Florida and Pennsylvania (two each); New Jersey, West Virginia, South Carolina and Colorado (one each). Six people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.
Cal-Maine Foods also announced a recall of 23,400 eggs he purchased from Rose Acre Farms and in Dade City had packed. Some of these were sold in 18-packs of Publix Grade A Extra Large Eggs, Lot # P1359D 048A and P1359D 049A, with best-by dates April 2 (048A) or April 3 (049A). Some others were sold in 18 packs of Sunup Grade A Extra Large Eggs, Lot No. P1359D 049A, with a best-by date of April 3rd.
The company announcement said Rose Acre Farms did not tell Cal-Maine about the salmonella problems in his yard in Hyde County, North Carolina until after Friday's close.
Walmart sells some eggs in Cal-Maine's recall. His house brand, Great Value, was struck by the original massive recall of 206,769,248 eggs distributed by Rose Acre Farms Hyde County from 11th to Thursday. It was followed by reports from nearly two dozen sick people, which prompted FDA to inspect and inspect Hyde County Farm.
"FDA analysis of the samples revealed that the same strain of Salmonella braenderup that caused the diseases was present at the facility of the Hyde County Egg and has attached the plant to the diseases, the FDA said in a public alert  Related Stories from Miami Herald