One illness reported in Colorado as salmonella outbreak traced to eggs grows

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The farm has recalled more than 207 million eggs.

According to the CDC's bulletin, which was the first issued since April 16, 12 more people from five states were confirmed to have fallen ill since the last update. No deaths have been reported. The eggs were sold under various brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak and Crystal Farms.

The outbreak has been linked to eggs distributed by Rose Acre Farms, a family-owned business based in IN that describes itself as the second-largest egg producer in the U.S.

For a full list of recalled brands, consumers are urged to check the Food and Drug Administration's website.

As of May 10, the CDC reports that 35 illnesses have been reported across Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

The outbreak is linked to Rose Acre Farms, whose eggs were distributed to restaurants or sold at major grocery stores such as Walmart and Food Lion. On April 16, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. voluntarily recalled 23,400 dozen eggs purchased from Rose Acre Farms. In a statement to the Indianapolis Star, chief operating officer Tony Wesner said: "We're sorry for any concerns we may have caused consumers because some of our policies fell short of FDA standards, and we vow to do better in the future".

The CDC's salmonella fact sheet states that the bacteria is responsible for about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths each year in the US, with over 80 percent of the illnesses traced to tainted food. It can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps in sickened individuals; for older adults, infants and people with weakened immune systems, salmonella can cause more serious, even life-threatening, complications. The eggs were sold by Walmart, among other leading USA retailers, and were recalled on April 13.

Salmonella can come from contaminated animal products such as beef, poultry, milk and eggs, as well as fruits and vegetables.

In April, the Food and Drug Administration ordered a mandatory recall of kratom products manufactured by Las Vegas-based Triangle Pharmanaturals after investigators found that numerous products contained salmonella. No one has died.

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