Salmonella Poisoning/Egg Recall Update

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

An NPR article reported that a federal investigation showed the Salmonella poisoning from recalled eggs was found in the feed for the chickens and manure at the Wright County Egg (one of the two farms responsible for the poisoned eggs). The strain found matches that in cases reported by consumers.

So far, about 1,500 consumers have become sick due to the eggs but no deaths have been reported yet. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) said the number of salmonella cases normally reported at this time of year has leaped from around 900 to 2,400. The CDC also said this is the largest outbreak of its kind since they started keeping track in the 1970’s.

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