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Eggs contaminated with Salmonella recalled across Germany

Salmonella in organic eggs has prompted a recall from multiple retailers in more than 10 German states. The company Eifrisch Vermarktung GmbH & Co. KG issued a recall after detecting Salmonella Enteritidis during an internal control. No illnesses have been reported. The eggs in boxes of six and 10 carry the print code 0-DE-0356331 and a… Continue Reading

CDC says Rose Acre Farms egg outbreak ‘appears to be over’

A 10-state Salmonella Braenderup outbreak associated with the largest egg recall since 2010 is apparently over, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Originally announced April 16 as a nine-state incident with 23 illnesses, the outbreak ended up with 45 confirmed cases in 10 states with 11 of the sick people requiring… Continue Reading

DeLauro pushes FDA for answers on egg outbreak investigation

Connecticut democrat Rep. Rosa DeLauro Monday sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb asking for additional information regarding the ongoing investigation of a Salmonella outbreak traced to shelled eggs. The outbreak is currently responsible for 35 infections — including 11 hospitalizations — across 9 states. After its initial report April 16, the Centers for… Continue Reading

More illnesses confirmed in Salmonella outbreak traced to eggs

Additional illnesses continue to be confirmed in an outbreak of Salmonella traced to eggs from Rose Acre Farms. Nine states have reported infected people. The farm has recalled more than 207 million eggs. Since the initial outbreak announcement on April 16, public health officials have reported a dozen more cases of Salmonella infection to the… Continue Reading

EFSA posts food data collected from Fipronil residues in eggs

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its analysis of food data collected after the widespread detection of fipronil residues in eggs last summer.  Millions of European eggs were withdrawn from the marketplace because of  contamination from the use of the toxic insecticide Fipronil that was used as a cleaning agent and sanitizer known… Continue Reading

U.S. eggs linked to Salmonella outbreak were also sent overseas

Shell eggs from an Indiana farm that have been recalled in the United States because a Salmonella outbreak were also shipped to several other countries. Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, IN, recalled 207 million eggs distributed in the United States in mid-April. As of April 16, there were 23 people across nine states who had… Continue Reading

FDA confirms outbreak strain at Rose Acre’s egg facility

Nothing causes more consumer confusion than the recall of a couple hundred million eggs by a significant producer. It brings out much befuddlement as retail egg buyers have to sort out Julian dates, brands, lot numbers, plant numbers and distribution channels. Worse than the confusion is that when people find eggs they have bad eggs… Continue Reading

Salmonella contamination forces massive egg recall in Israel

Israel has ordered the recall of about 11 million shell eggs out of fear they may be contaminated with  Salmonella. Moshav Goren in Western Galilee produced the eggs. The Israeli egg recall is apparently not related to the withdrawal of millions of European eggs earlier in the summer because of contamination from the use of… Continue Reading