Florida impacted by salmonella outbreak traced to eggs sold at Publix, Walmart

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While the eggs were recalled in April it is being reported that people began falling ill as early as November 2017 and are still getting ill as recently as last month. Eleven people have been hospitalized due to the outbreak.

Illnesses have been reported in nine states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. NY and Virginia have reported the highest number of cases, with eight each.

The eggs, while produced in North Carolina, are owned by Rose Farms, an in based company.

The eggs were sold under multiple brands, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms and Sunups. Rose Acre's North Carolina farm produces about 2.3 million eggs daily, and it contains about 3 million egg-laying hens. The advisory also warned that the tainted eggs should be disposed of, or returned to the place of purchase for a refund.

Check egg cartons for the following numbers: P-1065 (the plant number) and another set of numbers between 011 and 102 (the Julian date), or, for Publix and Sunups egg cartons, plant number P-1359D and Julian date 048A or 049A with Best By dates of April 02 and April 03.

Rose Acre Farms told The Washington Post in a Saturday statement it was "disheartened by the additional illnesses".

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At least 16 people who were ill said they ate egg dishes from different restaurants.

Rose Acre Farms assures consumers that they "have already implemented numerous corrective actions" and "have also taken other steps to ensure that the farm meets or exceeds the standards of the FDA and USDA".

According to the Post, Rose Acre Farms has come under scrutiny in the past for salmonella contamination.

A total of 35 people contracted salmonella linked to the massive egg recall that was announced in mid-April. The possibly tainted eggs were distributed from the farm between January 11 and April 12.

Salmonella symptoms such as diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps start 12 hours to three days after eating contaminated food.

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