Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Recalled Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs
To date, 38 cases of salmonella can be traced back to Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs sold in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.
More than three dozen confirmed infections of Salmonella Enteritidis can be traced back to cage-free eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food & Drug Administration. Affected products have “best if used by” dates between July 25, 2018 and October 3, 2018, and may be found in home or restaurant refrigerators.
The Gravel Ridge Farms recall was originally announced in September, as the impacted eggs were shipped from Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee to suppliers between June 25 through September 6. Distribution was promptly halted, but boxes of eggs had already landed in consumers’ shopping carts.
The following information will appear on eggs included in the current recall:
- Gravel Ridge Farms Large Cage-Free Eggs
- Single-dozen package or 2 ½-dozen flats
- UPC number: 7-06970-3844-6
So far, illnesses have been reported in Alabama, Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Montana, and Ohio. Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and occasional fever. While healthy individuals recover in a few days, higher-risk groups (such as kids, elderly, and those with weak immune systems) can experience longer infections—and possible life-threatening symptoms.
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If you purchased a package of recalled eggs, throw them out or return them to the purchase location (for a refund), then wash and thoroughly sanitize your refrigerator.