The FDA Has Finished Investigating a Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Eggs From Gravel Ridge Farms

The FDA Has Finished Investigating a Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Eggs From Gravel Ridge Farms

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:

Atlanta

Candler Park Market

Grant Park Market

Westview Corner Market

Sevananda Natural Foods

The Merchantile

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Birmingham

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

Foodland Eva

Warehouse Discount Grocery Hanceville

Warehouse Discount Grocery Cullman 2 locations

Foodland Priceville

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.

 

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