CDC Investigating Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Infections Linked to Rose Acre Farms Shell Eggs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup infections linked to Rose Acre Farms shell eggs. On April 13, 2018, Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 shell eggs because they could be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

Recalled eggs were sold in grocery stores and to restaurants in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, and Sunshine Farms.

Twenty-three people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup have been reported from nine states. Six people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.

Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence linked the outbreak to shell eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind.

Always handle and cook eggs safely to avoid foodborne illness from raw eggs. It is important to handle and prepare all fresh eggs and egg products carefully. Eggs should be cooked until both the yolk and white are firm. Wash hands and items that came into contact with raw eggs-including counter tops, utensils, dishes, and cutting boards-with soap and water.

Source: CDC