The most common symptoms of salmonella are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within eight hours to 72 hours of eating a contaminated product. It can be life-threatening, especially to those with weakened immune systems.
According to the CDC, consumers should take these precautions to avoid contracting salmonella:
1. Don’t eat recalled eggs or products containing recalled eggs. Recalled eggs might still be in grocery stores, restaurants, and consumers’ homes.
2. Consumers who have recalled eggs should discard them or return them to their retailer for a refund.
3. Individuals who think they might have become ill from eating recalled eggs should consult their health care providers.
4. Keep eggs refrigerated at ≤ 45° F (≤7° C) at all times.
5. Discard cracked or dirty eggs.