01 September 2010

Egg farms fail own safety plans

Two Iowa egg farms failed to follow their own safety procedures, which resulted in a salmonella outbreak affecting thousands of people in the US.

Two Iowa egg farms linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened thousands failed to follow their own safety plans, allowing rodents and other animals into poultry houses, US Food and Drug Administration inspectors found.

The agency has asked the companies which the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention believe could be the source of about 1,470 reported salmonella-related illnesses to correct the problems, which violate the egg producers' safety plans.


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