Friday, September 3, 2010

Egg Farm Worker Says Complaints Ignored

U.S. Agriculture Department employees worked full time at the egg farms responsible for the recent salmonella outbreak and subsequent recall. However, the workers ignored complaints about the conditions on site, claiming that their duty was to grade the eggs, not to look for health problems. The Seattle Times reports:

"In response to the outbreak that has led to a recall of about 550 million eggs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration examined the Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms and noted in a report this week that inspectors found rodents, wild birds, seeping manure and maggots in the operations there."

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