Salmonella Food Poisoning Outbreak Tops 2000 Cases

Salmonella Outbreak
Salmonella Outbreak

Government officials continue to warn consumers that the number of people affected by the largest outbreak of Salmonella in 20 years caused by contaminated eggs is likely to rise even further.

The reason is there was still some of the affected egg supply that was packed just two days ago. Many of the contaminated eggs may still be in consumer’s refrigerators or in their favorite restaurant’s refrigerator.

Salmonella is the most common form of food poisoning from bacteria, and the strain involved in this outbreak is the most common kind of salmonella, accounting for roughly 20 percent of all food poisonings.

No deaths have yet been reported. The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen are offering free consultations to families who suspect they have been the victims of Salmonella food poisoning please call 1.800.718.4658 and speak with a Salmonella expert.

CDC Predicts More Salmonella Food Poisoning Cases

Dr. Christopher Braden, an epidemiologist with the federal Centers for Disease Control said, “I would anticipate that we will be seeing more illnesses reported likely as a result of this outbreak,” The recall of 380 million eggs from Iowa’s Wright County Egg is one of the largest shell egg recalls in recent history.

There are preventive measures that would have been in place that could have prevented this,” said Sherri McGarry of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

She was not able to elaborate on specific measures that could have prevented the outbreak due to the continuing FDA investigation.

The new safeguards, which are expected to reduce the number of salmonella cases by nearly 60 percent, were revealed in July.

The new rules increase the amount of testing for Salmonella required of producers. President Bill Clinton first proposed toughened egg standards more than a decade ago, the new regulations have languished in limbo for more than 10 years.

If you have questions or you believe you have become the victim of salmonella poisoning, contact an experienced salmonella specialist at The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen today at 1.800.718.4658.

Government Agencies Tracked Down Source Of Salmonella

Government agencies tracked down the source of the infections when investigations by public health officials in California, Colorado, and Minnesota revealed several restaurants where more than one person was infected with the identical outbreak strain.

Further investigation suggested that shell eggs were the likely source of infections in many of these restaurants.

At that point the FDA, and CDC, conducted a traceback and found many of these restaurants received eggs from a single firm, Wright County Egg, in Galt, Iowa.

The FDA is continuing to conduct an extensive investigation at the Iowa firm, including several farms owned by the Wright County Egg company.

The investigation includes participation by the CDC and involves sampling of produce, reviewing relevant records and looking for sources of contamination, such as feed.

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