Valley residents look out for tainted eggs

FRESNO, Calif.

In California doctors believe at least 266 cases are a result from these dirty eggs. And that number is expected to rise across the states.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what started this salmonella outbreak.

Most stores have removed the eggs in question but still it's best to play detective yourself and see if the eggs in your fridge are safe.

Suzie Barajas believes her husband got salmonella poisoning from possibly eating contaminated eggs. "When we were done eating and suddenly he was feeling sick. He was like, 'Oh, I don't feel good.' I was like, 'What is it?'"

She said his symptoms included diarrhea, nausea and a vomiting spell which are associated with salmonella. Barajas then realized her Bayview brand eggs were among those voluntarily recalled.

They are part of an expanding list that could be linked to more than one-thousand cases of salmonella poisoning which is a serious and sometimes fatal infection.

"If the toxins are already there which is usually the case in classic food poisoning then the impact can be almost immediate," said Dr. Ify Eckrem.

Eckrem has already treated 8 patients this last week suspected of salmonella. "This guy here has been eating a lot of eggs. Whether it's part of the recall group I don't think he knows for sure. So you have to imply that maybe there are a little related," he said.

The Egg Safety Center has a list of nearly 30 brands of eggs that have been recalled. They are identified by the plant ID and Julian date.

In Barajas's case the plant ID is 1686 and Julian date is 212, the plant ID is among those listed on the recall but the date is different.

Grocery stores we checked with are posting lists of recalled eggs. Still that is not enough for one shopper we spoke to. "No eggs until everything is done, until everything is safe again," Bobby Forest said.

And this lady was happy to find out her eggs were not on the list. "You have to be very smart. I don't want my kids getting sick. I don't want to get sick. So you have to be smart," said Brandi Hunt.

Even though Barajas's eggs are not on the list she and her husband are planning to go to a doctor.

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