According to the CDC, it appears to be over, but here’s what you should know.
As of October 25th, 2018, 44 illnesses were associated with the shell eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms locate din Cullman, Alabama.
If you do have eggs in your home from Gravel Ridge Farms, the FDA has this advice. Don’t eat them (obviously). And discard the product or return it to the store of purchase for a refund.
Many people who fell ill during this outbreak from this salmonella poisoning ate their eggs in restaurants.
The following establishments were listed by the FDA as retail stores that carried the eggs:
Candler Park Market
Grant Park Market
Westview Corner Market
Sevananda Natural Foods
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
Warehouse Discount Grocery Hanceville
Warehouse Discount Grocery Cullman 2 locations
Star Market Huntsville
Manna Grocery Tuscaloosa
Remember to wash your hands and all utensils and surfaces with hot, soapy water before and after handling raw eggs, and food containing them. Never eat undercooked eggs, and always heat them to a minimum of 160 degrees F, to protect your health.
Salmonella poisoning hits children the most often. According to the FDA, children younger than 5 years of age, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe infections from ingesting salmonella.
It’s estimated that approximately 400 people die each year with acute salmonellosis in the U.S.