Salmonella bacteria found on Missouri farm

1 year 2 months 1 week ago December 18, 2015 Dec 18, 2015 Friday, December 18 2015 Friday, December 18, 2015 8:01:00 PM CST in News
By: Amy Munneke, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BONNE TERRE - Salmonella bacteria was found at an egg processing facility located about an hour south of St. Louis.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior services ordered the Good Earth Egg Company to remain closed until it samples the facility again and finds no traces of the bacteria. 

Officials with DHSS saidif people plan to eat eggs from the company to make sure they are fully cooked to 165 degrees and to wash your hands after handling the eggs. 

Symptoms of the salmonella illness include diarrhea, vomiting, fever and stomach cramps. 

Signs of illness usually develop 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria and can last three to seven days. 

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