The CDC is continuing to investigate a wide outbreak that has landed nearly a dozen patients in hospital.
Go check the eggs in your fridge. If you bought them from Rose Acre Farms Hyde County, throw them out. This includes eggs sold under the brands Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms, and Sunups.
Specifically, the CDC is asking consumers to check their egg cartons for the following numbers: P-1065 (the plant number) and another set of numbers between 011 and 102 (the Julian date), or, for Publix and Sunups egg cartons, plant number P-1359D and Julian date 048A or 049A with Best By dates of APR 02 and APR 03.
A salmonella outbreak connected with eggs from this source was first posted by the CDC in mid-April.
Since that time, the CDC has updated its report to indicate that 12 more people have fallen ill in 5 states.
Initially, 35 people were reported infected, in 9 states. Eleven of these were hospitalized, and thankfully no one died.
Salmonella is a bacteria that causes infection, with symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, and vomiting about 12 to 36 hours after ingestion. Most people survive it, but it can be serious for those with a vulnerable immune system, including the elderly and pregnant women.
The CDC is recommending that consumers cook all eggs until both the yolk and white are firm, and to avoid runny scrambled eggs. You should also wash your hands with soap and water after handling eggs, as well as any surfaces that come in contact with the eggs.