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Oct 19, 2010

Oct 19, 2010

One egg farm to resume production; Salmonella case count grows

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized one Iowa company tied to a recent nationwide Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) outbreak to resume egg production for the retail market, while officially warning the other company of possible enforcement action if it doesn't correct problems inspectors found in August.

Sep 01, 2010

Sep 01, 2010

FDA reports pull back curtain on Salmonella risk at egg farms

(CIDRAP News) – Reports of mice, other pests, and manure piles in the US Food and Drug Administration 's (FDA's) initial egg farm investigation findings this week are still reverberating among the public, the industry, and longtime observers of poultry and egg production.

Aug 30, 2010

Aug 30, 2010

FDA reports show multiple biosecurity gaps at two egg farms

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials today released their initial inspection reports of the two Iowa companies linked to the nation's biggest egg recall, which reveal multiple biosecurity breaches, such as rodent infestation, wild birds in poultry barns, and instances in which chicken manure could have contaminated egg-laying areas.

Aug 17, 2010

Aug 17, 2010

More Salmonella cases linked to recalled eggs

(CIDRAP News) – Reports of Salmonella illnesses in California, Colorado, and Nevada emerged today in the wake of an Iowa company's nationwide egg recall, as federal officials continued their investigation.

Aug 16, 2010

Aug 16, 2010

Surge in Salmonella Enteritidis prompts egg recall

(CIDRAP News) – An outbreak of Salmonella infections has triggered a national recall of 13 shell egg brands and an extensive traceback investigation focused on an Iowa company that reportedly produced the eggs, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today.

Jul 09, 2010

Jul 09, 2010

Rules to limit Salmonella in eggs take effect

(CIDRAP News) – New federal rules designed to reduce Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) contamination in eggs from large-scale producers take effect today, with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) predicting that they will prevent up to 79,000 illnesses per year.

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