There are reports coming in from different states of people becoming ill due to salmonella. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), close to 40 people from nine different states have contracted the bacteria.
The outbreak of salmonella has been going on for over a month now. Officials are linking even more outbreaks to eggs. The FDA was able to link the outbreak to a company in North Carolina, Rose Acre Farms.
Due to contamination, the company had to recall over 206 million eggs. The eggs on the recall were sent out between January 11 and April 12. They were sold in nine states to grocery stores and restaurants. The different brands using the eggs were Glenview, Coburn Farms, Publix, and many more.
In March, members of the FDA went out to inspect Rose Acre Farms and found over a dozen rodents within the facility. Also, they saw that employees were touching dirty equipment without gloves or washing their hands afterward.
Salmonella Outbreak Reaches More States
Rose Acre Farms issued a statement indicating that they have corrected the issues within the farm. Also, that they are taking all precautions to make sure this incident does not occur again.
In order to be sure that you did not receive any of the bad eggs, check FDA.gov
What’s the right temperature to cook eggs?
Make sure that you are not eating eggs that are raw or whoever cooks them does so at the right temperatures. According to the FDA, the egg is ready for consumption once the yolk and white are firm to the touch. If your eggs on the scrambled side, make sure they are not runny. Quiches, casseroles, and soufflés are done once they reach a temperature of 160°. However, cooking times vary depending on dishes, so be sure to use a thermometer.