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"Culver calls for state rules on eggs"

Des Moines Register | Philip Brasher

"On the way out of office, Gov. Chet Culver called Tuesday for state egg regulations to prevent a recurrence of the salmonella outbreak last summer that rocked the egg industry.

Legislation drafted by Iowa's Department of Inspections and Appeals would require egg farms to notify the state any time the producer finds salmonella contamination around the henhouses or in the eggs.

The requirement would go beyond new regulations imposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last year shortly before the salmonella outbreak..."

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