Of the 35 victims, 11 were hospitalized, according to the CDC. The egg business is so interconnected that in mid-April, Cal-Maine was forced to issue its own recall for 280,800 eggs because they'd been "purchased from Rose Acre Farms and re-packaged" as Cal-Maine's.
The update also explains that more cases could be on the way.
So far at least 35 people in several states have reported becoming ill.
The eggs come from a single source, Rose Acre Farms in North Carolina. The recalled eggs were sold outside of Indiana.
The company statement says the farm produces 2.3 million eggs a day. The affected Rose Acre Farms recalled eggs are identified with plant number P-1065 and Julian date ranges of 011 through date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package. For Publix and Sunups egg cartons, the plant number is P-1359D and the Julian date is 048A or 049A with best by dates of April 02 and April 03.
The eggs were produced by Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County (North Carolina) farm and sold under multiple brand names including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms, and Sunups. FDA analysis of the samples revealed that the same rare strain of Salmonella Braenderup that caused the illnesses was present at the Hyde County Egg facility, tying the facility to the outbreak. "This percentage is significantly higher than results from a survey of healthy people in which (38 percent) of respondents reported eating any eggs away from home in the week before they were interviewed".
During an inspection in March it was discovered that employees touched dirty equipment as well as their bodies without washing and over a dozen rodents were reported to have been found in the facility.