A strain of the Salmonella bacteria has been found in eggs originating from Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa. According to an Associated Press article, at least 200 cases per week were reported in hospitals during the months of June and July with the contaminated eggs being distributed in Colorado, Minnesota and California. 380 million eggs have been recalled.
So far, the CDC has said at least 266 people have contracted the illness in California, with seven in Minnesota. The number of Colorado residents who have been sickened is not known at this time. Over 1,000 people have already become ill due to the contaminated eggs and the toll of illnesses is expected to rise. The FDA is investigating and a representative from the farm has said that their barns are being inspected. The recall was issued on August 13.
For a full list of eggs included in the recall, visit the Egg Safety Center website.
Anyone who consumed eggs from any of these brands should consult a doctor immediately if symptoms like diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever occur between eight and 72 hours after consumption. Those with weakened immune systems must be especially cautious as salmonella poisoning can be life-threatening.
It is the responsibility of all food producers to ensure that their products are safe for consumption. When that responsibility is overlooked, innocent people may endure harm. If you or a loved one has been injured or contracted a serious illness after eating eggs or another contaminated food item, it would be highly beneficial to contact a Phoenix personal injury attorney like those at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. You deserve to understand your rights and seek compensation if you were injured or became sick due to someone else’s negligence. We’ll explain all of your options so that you can make the best decision for you and your family. Call Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today at (602) 978-6400.