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Thousands Sick in Worst Salmonella Outbreak in Years

Salmonella cases almost triple as tainted eggs are recalled

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

What’s the problem?

There are almost three times as many cases as would be expected from recent years’ trends, according to a report yesterday from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That number likely doesn’t include most cases from the last two to three weeks, either, because case reports do not reach the CDC immediately. During that time hundreds of millions of eggs have been recalled by an Iowa-based firm, Wright County Egg, due to suspected salmonella contamination.

From May 1 to July 31, a total of 1,953 cases of Salmonella enteritidis were reported. A normal number of cases in that time period would be about 700, Dr. Christopher Braden, acting director of the CDC’s division of food-borne, waterborne and environmental diseases, said this week. The CDC is not yet sure exactly how many cases can be attributed to this particular outbreak.

The tainted eggs believed to be the source of the outbreak 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.

Contaminated eggs first were taken off shelves last Friday, but many consumers may have recalled cartons in their refrigerators. Eggs that are part of the recall should not be eaten, and can either be thrown away or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Looking for a complete list of recalled eggs? The egg recall continues to expand and we will continually update our egg recall list page with new brands and/or companies that are recalling their products.  Please visit the following page to learn more: Egg Recall List

Do I have a Shell Egg Salmonella Poisoning Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in Wright Farms Shell Egg Salmonella poisoning lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

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