Thirty-five people have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak linked to the recall of almost 207 million eggs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an update this week.
Impacted brands include Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms and Glenview.
As of April 16, 35 people from nine states had been sickened by the bacteria. The eggs were sold by Walmart, among other leading US retailers, and were recalled on April 13.
With the newly released information in mind, the CDC advised consumers, restaurants, and retailers respectively not to eat, serve, or sell the eggs involved in the recall.
One person from Colorado is among 47 people infected with a strain of salmonella in an outbreak that continues to grow, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In New York, eight people have fallen ill in relation to the recall.
The recall is the largest since 2010, when a major salmonella outbreak tied to Iowa egg farms sickened more than 1,500 people, said Bill Marler, a Seattle-based personal injury attorney who focuses on food-borne illness litigation.
In April, the Food and Drug Administration ordered a mandatory recall of kratom products manufactured by Las Vegas-based Triangle Pharmanaturals after investigators found that numerous products contained salmonella.
The outbreak has been linked to eggs distributed by Rose Acre Farms, a family-owned business based in IN that describes itself as the second-largest egg producer in the U.S.
Nine states have reported illnesses: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and SC. At times, infections could be fatal, especially in young children or elderly people.
Salmonella can cause nausea, diarrhea and, in rare cases, death. Alternatively, bacteria in the hen's ovary or oviduct can get to the egg before the shell forms around it.
For a full list of recalled brands, consumers are urged to check the Food and Drug Administration's website.