As per usual, a very informative post from Phyllis Entis at efoodalert.com providing an update on the nationwide Salmonella enteritidis outbreak on a state by state basis. The state by state breakdown is preceded by her accurate observation that the public is still left without conclusive, easily accessible, information about where these contaminated eggs have been distributed.
The states she provides updates on, where there is indication of related illness: Alaska, California, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota, and Texas. We have confirmation that cases in North Carolina and Wisconsin are also linked. Unfortunately, the fact that a state is not on the list does not mean residents there are necessary safe, or have avoided illness thus far. As frequently pointed out here, and by Bill Marler, a glaring weakness in our food safety system is efficient communication between state health departments, and between state and federal health agencies.