Eggs removed in three states by Salmonella outbreak

A Salmonella outbreak in several states has been linked to Gravel Ridge Farm eggs (pictured) sold in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, according to a new report

A salmonella outbreak in several states has been linked to the sale of eggs in three states, a new report revealed.

Gravel Ridge Farms issued a recall on Saturday of its large cage-free eggs sold in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 14 cases have been reported in Alabama and Tennessee, but none in Georgia.

The diseases, which occurred between July 10 and August 7, have so far resulted in two hospitalizations, but no deaths.

A Salmonella outbreak in several states has been linked to Gravel Ridge Farm eggs (pictured) sold in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, according to a new report

A Salmonella outbreak in several states has been linked to Gravel Ridge Farm eggs (pictured) sold in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, according to a new report

Salmonella infections occur after eating raw meat and eggs or foods that are contaminated with the bacteria.

Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain that usually last between four and seven days.

According to the CDC, salmonella is the cause of 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths in the United States annually.

Most people can recover without treatment, although there are cases where antibiotics or fluids are needed intravenously.

According to Gravel, the recalled eggs, which are sold in 12 and 30 carton packs, were distributed between June and September, mainly in restaurants and grocery stores.

The company said that the eggs have a better date if used before & # 39; from July 25 to October 3 and a UPC code of 7-06970-38444-6.

The company says that consumers can throw their eggs or return them to the store where they bought them.

In its report, the CDC warned consumers not to eat the remaining eggs, even if the eggs were previously eaten without disease, and that restaurants do not consume them.

The agency also recommended washing and disinfecting surfaces on which eggs may have been touched, including drawers and shelves.

In addition, the US Food and Drug Administration. UU He has published a partial list of stores in the three states that carried the eggs.

This is the latest in a series of Salmonella outbreaks that have spread throughout the United States.

Last month, the CDC published a report that said one person had died and another 16 had become ill after contracting Salmonella from the kosher Empire chicken.

In June, Kellogg voluntarily recalled its popular infant cereal Honey Smacks, which has been linked to a massive outbreak of salmonella that infected at least 100 people.

In July, Mondelez International recalled 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits due to salmonella risk, with two people falling.

That same month, Pepperidge Farm voluntarily withdrew four types of Goldfish Crackers due to salmonella fears.

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