The Least You Need to Know about the Current Egg Recall

Introduction
Suspected salmonella contamination is behind the ongoing recall of 380 million eggs in the U.S.  Salmonella infection is a bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract.  (For an updated list of the eggs being recalled, go to: http://www.fda.gov/Food/NewsEvents/WhatsNewinFood/ucm223536.htm.)
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SPLAT!

 

  

Symptoms
Symptoms of salmonella infection typically come on quickly and occur within 12 to 72 hours of eating the contaminated food.  Symptoms include: 

  • Fever and chills
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Severe headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite

Having most or even all of these symptoms does not indicate salmonella poisoning, but is a good reason to talk with your doctor to ensure appropriate treatment. 

The illness can last from 4 to 7 days and most people can survive without medical treatment.  However, in some cases, the symptoms – especially diarrhea – may be severe enough to require hospitalization.  Infants, the elderly and those with impaired immune systems may be more severely affected and should seek treatment promptly.   

What to Do? 

  1. If you think you might have salmonella poisoning, consult with your doctor.
  2. Keep checking the list of recalled eggs at http://www.fda.gov/Food/NewsEvents/WhatsNewinFood/ucm223536.htm .

Stay healthy!

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3 Responses to The Least You Need to Know about the Current Egg Recall

  1. lawyerlynne says:

    Thanks so much for this link, Linda! It’s so hard to figure out what’s what with these eggs — and you know I actually, for the first time in my life, bought Hillandale Farms eggs. Dang. The numbers don’t match, but there they sit in my fridge, daring me to be cheap and make an omelet. Dinner anyone? lol!!

  2. lawyerlynne says:

    Luckily Minute to Win It and Wipeout! are keeping me too busy to eat. 😉

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