Farm eggs linked to 38 cases of Salmonella infection

ucm619887 373x210 Farm eggs linked to 38 cases of Salmonella infectionGravel Ridge Farms, located in Cullman, Alabama, has issued a recall of Large Cage Free Eggs after samples collected during an inspection at the plant identified its shell eggs as linked to 38 cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illnesses.

The recall involves both single dozen and 2.5 dozen flats of Gravel Ridge Farms Large Cage Free Eggs with the UPC 7-06970-18444-6 and the Use By Dates ranging from 7/25/18 through 10/3/18. The eggs were distributed between June 25 and Sept. 6, 2018, and were sold primarily in restaurants and retail stores in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Customers who have purchased these eggs can return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund, or discard them immediately.

The following retail stores carried the affected eggs:

Candler Park Market
Grant Park Market
Westview Corner Market
Sevananda Natural Foods
The Merchantile

Piggly Wiggly Clairemont
Piggly Wiggly River Run
Piggly Wiggly Crestline
Piggly Wiggly Bluff Park
Piggly Wiggly Dunnavent Valley
Piggly Wiggly Warrior
Piggly Wiggly Homewood
Western Market Mt. Brook
Western Market Rocky Ridge
Foodland Eva
Warehouse Discount Grocery Hanceville
Warehouse Discount Grocery Cullman 2 locations
Foodland Priceville
Star Market Huntsville
Manna Grocery Tuscaloosa

The FDA and the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industry conducted an inspection at Gravel Ridge Farms beginning Sept. 5, and collected environmental and egg samples for testing. The results were used to confirm that Salmonella Enteritidis isolates from the samples taken at the farm were genetically related to isolates obtained from people who had developed Salmonella infections.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, as well as people with compromised immune systems. Healthy people who become infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare cases, Salmonella infections can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (like infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

Source: FDA Recall Notice