Make Our Food Safe
02/09/2012

"Recall Reveals An Egg's Long Path To The Deli Sandwich"

National Public Radio | Nancy Shute

"What did a Cobb salad and a chicken salad have in common that have made them the latest entries in a big ongoing food safety recall?

The answer is eggs. Hard-boiled eggs, to be precise. More than 1 million eggs bound for supermarkets, delis and convenience stores have been recalled since late January for possible contamination with listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes fever, nausea and diarrhea, and can be deadly in children and the elderly. No illnesses have been reported.

But the fact that the suspect eggs have made their way into products in 34 states — from packaged egg salad sandwiches in Walgreens in California to garden salads at Wegmans stores in New York state — says a lot about the twisting paths that prepared foods can take on the way to the plate..."\

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