An egg producer is recalling an unspecified number of eggs from grocery stores and restaurants due to the potential contamination with Salmonella. According to reports, there have been several confirmed cases of illnesses linked to the eggs.
The United States Food and Drug Administration is asking consumers to check their refrigerators for these eggs. Consumers who eat these eggs could develop symptoms of foodborne illnesses, including Salmonella.
Symptoms may include diarrhea, which may be bloody, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and abdominal pain, according to the Mayo Clinic. In rare instances, some people may develop typhoid fever which is a deadly disease; however, it's more common in developing countries.
Individuals who are otherwise healthy usually recover faster; typically within a few days. As for individuals with a weaker immune system or categorized as high-risk may experience serious and sometimes life-threatening symptoms.
Gravel Ridge Farms has issued a recall notice for its cage-free eggs due to the potential Salmonella contamination. The eggs were shipped from June 25 through September 6; it has since stopped distribution, according to Food Safety News.
“The recall was initiated because reported illnesses were confirmed at locations using Gravel Ridge Farm Eggs, and we are voluntarily recalling out of an abundance of caution," the recall notice stated.
Gravel Ridge Farms large cage-free eggs sold in single dozen containers and 2.5 dozen flats with the UPC number 7-06970-38444-6.
Consumers with questions may call Gravel Ridge Farms co-owner Dustin Smith at 205-363-1105.
Be sure to inform your family and friends!