Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Contaminated Eggs Originate from Iowa's "Habitual Violator"

From: Food Democracy Now!

"Already more than 1,300 people have been sickened  from salmonella poisoning and according to food safety experts, that number is likely to double. For every 1 person who reports the illness another 38.5 will become sick  but never report the illness or be tested, meaning some 50,000 Americans have already been sickened by what is being called the largest egg recall in modern history.

While early reports initially confined the recall to 17 states, officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported today that the recall has reached at least 22 states. Since news on the ground regarding illnesses is only beginning to reach federal authorities, this recall will most likely will spread further.

As the story continues to unfold, it’s clear that this could have been prevented.

As has already been widely reported, the owner of Wright County Eggs has a long rap sheet of violations of state and federal laws."


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