Health news today: FDA recalled Eggs with salmonella outbreak in 7 states

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The US Food and Drug Administration have recalled eggs from the state of Alabama from Gravel Ridge Farms in Cullman effected with 38 salmonella cases.

Eggs sold out in stores at Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama confirmed illness and dates used through by July 25 and October 3. Farms sold the eggs in one dozen and 2.5 dozen cardboard containers to grocery stores and to restaurants between June 25 and Sept. 6 with the UPC code 7-06970-38444-6.

Twenty-three salmonella cases reported in Tennessee, seven in Alabama, four in Ohio and one case each in Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky and Montana. The illnesses began between June 17 and August 16.  Among them 7 hospitalized, but there are no deaths reported till now.

Authorities warned the restaurants in the location using Gravel Ridge Farm eggs. People must keep their place clean in home. The best habit to prevent salmonella is washing your hands thoroughly before consuming food. Return the eggs if found, throw away in garbage.

Signs and symptoms of salmonella

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Blood in the stool

The salmonella bacteria that causes the infection can make you sick. You can also have a fever, along with pain and cramping in your stomach. Most people get better on their own, at home, within 4 to 7 days.

Mainly, salmonella live in the intestines of people, animals and birds. Most people infected with salmonella by eating foods contaminated by feces.

Precautions

Eggs should be cooked until both the yolk and white are firm. Egg dishes cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F or hotter. At first everybody must clean your refrigerator.

Make sure that foods that contain raw, lightly cooked eggs, are made only with pasteurized eggs. Pasteurization kills disease-causing germs.

Wash hands and items that came into contact with raw eggs including counter tops, utensils, dishes, and cutting boards with soap and water.