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Egg Salmonella Lawsuit

Egg Salmonella Lawsuit

After 23 people were sickened with Salmonella, over 200 million eggs were recalled by Waffle House, Publix, Great Value, and many other popular brand-names.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Salmonella induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella after eating eggs, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: FDA Finds Unsanitary Conditions

FDA inspections of Rose Acre Farms in April 2018 found evidence of unsanitary conditions and an ongoing rodent infestation dating back to at least September 2017. FDA inspectors observed:

  • Live rodents seen while walking rows
  • “More than 10 apparent rodents were observed in the pit staging area, including baby mice”
  • “Large flying insects too numerous to count”
  • Condensation dripping from ceilings, piping, water “pooling on floors”

Salmonella Egg Recall

In April 2018, Rose Acre Farms and Cal-Maine Foods Inc. recalled 207 million eggs because they could be contaminated with Salmonella.

Where Were the Recalled Eggs Sold?

The recalled eggs were sold in grocery stores, Waffle House, and other restaurants in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

How Many People Were Infected?

As of April 16, 2018, the CDC reports that 23 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup in 9 states since November 2017: Colorado (1), Florida (2), New Jersey (1), New York (6), North Carolina (4), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (1), Virginia (5), and West Virginia (1). Six people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

What Eggs Were Recalled?

The eggs are sold under multiple brand-names, including:

  • Coburn Farms
  • Country Daybreak
  • Food Lion
  • Glenview
  • Great Value
  • Nelms
  • Sunshine Farms
  • Publix
  • Sunups

The recalled eggs were also sold to Waffle House restaurants.

For a complete list of recalled eggs, please visit the FDA recall notice.

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers can identify the recalled eggs by looking for the plant number P-1065 and the Julian date range of 011 through 102 printed on the carton or package.

Rodent Infestation, Filth Found Before Egg Recall

Before the massive egg recall, FDA inspectors found an ongoing rodent infestation, equipment coated with grime and food debris, and a swarm of “large flying insects too numerous to count.”

Unsanitary conditions were found during multiple inspections, which allowed for the “proliferation and spread of filth and pathogens throughout the facility that could cause the contamination of egg processing equipment and eggs,” according to the FDA report.

After the recall, FDA investigators inspected the farm and collected samples for testing. Laboratory testing identified the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup in samples from the farm.

Salmonella Food Poisoning

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps within 12-72 hours of eating contaminated food. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. The infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.

Do I have a Egg Salmonella Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Salmonella induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella after eating eggs, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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