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1,300 Sickened in Worst Salmonella Outbreak in Recent History

Approximately 1,300 people have been sickened in a Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs in three states and possibly more, and health officials dramatically expanded a recall to 380 million eggs

Free Salmonella Food Poisoning Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been sickened by eggs contaminated with Salmonella bacteria, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

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What’s the problem?

August 23, 2010 – The ongoing Salmonella outbreak from eggs may have sickened about 1,300 people from May to July, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday. Health officials have reports of at least 1,953 cases from May through July 17, a period when there are normally only about 700 cases, says Christopher Braden of the CDC. Many more people have probably become sick with Salmonella since then, he said, noting that local health officials first noticed spikes in Salmonella as early as April.

Much of the investigation so far has been centered on restaurants in California, Colorado, and Minnesota where sick people ate. They are not necessarily breakfast places — it’s possible some got sick from eating a salad dressing that had a raw egg in it, or eating soup with an undercooked egg dropped in, Braden said.

Eggs from Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa, were linked to several illnesses in the three states. The eggs were distributed around the country and packaged under the names Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemp.

The initial recall was issued last week. Eggs affected by the expanded recall were distributed to food wholesalers, distribution centers and food service companies in California, Colorado, Minnesota, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Oklahoma, Oregon, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

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