The figure marks an increase of 12 new salmonella cases since CDC first announced the outbreak nearly a month ago. Investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were able to pinpoint the source of the outbreak to the Rose Acre Farms plant in North Carolina.
To date, the company has recalled more than 206 million potentially tainted eggs that were distributed between January 11 and April 12 to restaurants and grocery chains in at least 9 states.
An investigation of Rose Acre’s facility in Pantego uncovered more than dozen rodents and unsanitary work practices, FDA said. The company said in a statement that it has “not only corrected deficiencies at the farm” but “also taken steps to ensure the farm meets or exceeds the standards of the FDA and USDA.”
To see if your eggs are being recalled, please visit FDA.gov to see the specific list of products. If your eggs are on the list, CDC warns you not to eat them, and to either discard them immediately or return to the place of purchase for a refund.
Source: Washington Post