Egg Recall May Be Linked To Outbreak of Salmonella Cases in Texas

Egg Recall May Be Linked To Outbreak of Salmonella Cases in Texas

Egg Recall May Be Linked To Outbreak of Salmonella Cases in Texas

A recent recall on eggs has expanded even further in recent days.  The state of Texas has been investigating over 165 cases of salmonella poisoning that may be linked to the recent national egg recall.  The scare has citizens of Texas, and now all over the country, tossing out eggs for fear of getting the painful illness.  While salmonella is rarely fatal to adults, it can be quite harmful to children, the elderly, and the sick. 

The recall originally only included one large company.  The company delivers eggs to wholesalers in eight different states.  The recall has now been extended to include a second large egg distributor.  More than half the nation now has a recall on eggs. 

There have been rumors that the first farm found to be responsible for the salmonella outbreak may have been discovered in May.  The information has left many wondering why it took so long for a recall to be issued.  The second farm was discovered in June, still well before health officials made the demand for a recall of products originating at the farms.

The recall is not expected to go any further.  It is thought that outbreak has been contained between the two companies.  Records show that the companies share the same feed supply, and that one of the companies bought young hens from the other.  Salmonella can be spread through feed and chickens that are carrying the bacteria.  It is not yet known if the bacteria came from the feed or some other source.  If the bacteria was present in the feed, there could be another recall on the way, though at this point officials believe the outbreak has been limited to just the two original farms.


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