08/20/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Washington, D.C.– A national salmonella outbreak has resulted in the recall of 380 million eggs as hundreds of people have become sick. The outbreak has been traced to eggs in three states, possibly even more, as reported by USA Today.
The recall was expanded on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, from 228 million to 380 million eggs. The recalled eggs were traced back to Wright County Egg, a Galt, Iowa company who has five plants that produce 2.3 million dozen eggs per week.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hundreds of people have become ill as a result of the outbreak. Officials believe the outbreak began in May. The salmonella outbreak has yielded no deaths, but at least 226 people in California have been hospitalized.
Mindy Brashears, a professor of food safety at Texas Tech University in Lubbock said, “We’re speculating they could have had a highly infected flock or the product could have been mishandled, but we really don’t know.”
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