Make Our Food Safe
09/14/2010

"Egg Farm Linked to Recall Had Salmonella Since 2008, U.S. Lawmamkers Say"

Bloomberg News | Molly Peterson

"An Iowa farm that recalled eggs linked to a salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 1,500 people in the U.S. was contaminated with traces of the bacteria for at least two years, two lawmakers said.

Documents obtained by Congress showed 426 samples collected at Wright County Egg since 2008 tested positive for salmonella, Democratic Representatives Henry Waxman of California and Bart Stupak of Michigan said in a letter to Austin DeCoster, the farm’s owner. More than 70 of those samples were “potentially positive” for Salmonella enteritidis, the bacteria identified in the outbreak, the lawmakers said. DeCoster plans to testify at a Sept. 21 congressional hearing on the recall ... "

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