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Tuesday
Oct192010

FDA OKs Shipment of Eggs from Company Involved in Recall

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Food and Drug Administration is allowing one of the two companies involved in the nationwide egg recall over salmonella to begin shipping eggs again.

Hillandale Farms has been authorized to start shipping eggs from three of its egg producing hen houses.  The FDA says these three houses have undergone extensive testing, and there is no evidence of salmonella contamination.

Meanwhile, Wright County Eggs, the other company at the center of the recall, is still prohibited from shipping eggs.  The FDA has sent the company, which has a long history of violations, a warning letter that finds "serious deviations" from the administration's egg safety regulations.  It also finds that the company's eggs have not been prepared, packed or held under sanitary conditions.

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Thursday
Sep232010

An Apology And No Apologies From Iowa Egg Farmers 

Photo Courtesy -- Getty Images.(WASHINGTON) -- The “egg men” appeared on Capitol Hill Wednesday to answer lawmakers’ questions about the recent salmonella outbreak that made more than 1,700 people sick and called into question the conditions on farms that produce the tainted eggs that caused the illnesses.  Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, asked farm owner Austin "Jack" DeCoster to comment on the damage done to Iowa's egg industry caused by the revelation of filthy conditions at his farm.  DeCoster replied, "I feel very bad about it, very very bad.  It's a horrible thing."  DeCoster offered an apology to individuals sickened by eating eggs from his farm. Hillandale Farms chief executive Orland Bethel chose not to answer questions and invoked his Fifth Amendment right to avoid incriminating himself.  All told, more than 500 million eggs were recalled from the two Iowa farms in the largest such action in U.S. history, with dozens of brands in 22 states affected by the recall.

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