October 4, 2018
As of October 2, there are 38 illnesses associated with shell eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms in Cullman, Alabama. The FDA began inspecting Gravel Ridge Farms on September 5 and collected environmental samples for testing. The results were used to confirm that Salmonella enteritidis isolates collected from environmental and egg samples taken at the farm were genetically related to isolates obtained from ill persons. As illnesses continue to be reported, the FDA is encouraging consumers and restaurants to check their eggs.
Twenty-two of 29 people interviewed reported eating restaurant dishes made with eggs. The ill individuals are from 7 states: Alabama (7), Colorado (1), Iowa (1), Kentucky (1), Ohio (4), Montana (1), Tennessee (23).
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