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Egg Recall In US Grows to Over Half Billion

Observer | 24.08.2010 20:04 | Animal Liberation | Bio-technology | Health

The Centers For Disease Control in the US took over 3 months to issue a recall
on an Iowa factory farm whose eggs have sickened thousands. The CDC claims
there are no deaths.
egg recall expands to over half billion

The average egg
1 275 to 300 mg of heart and brain artery clogging cholesterol
2 32 hours a chicken was in a 1 by 3 ft cage with 5 to 8 others
3 causes deaths by boiling and freezing in metal sheds when electricity shuts down
or a tornado or hurricane swirls by
4 120 gallons of production water
5 accounts for nearly 1/2 of food poisoning fatalities around the world
6 when an egg is fertilized... a skillet can be full of blood, beak and claws
7 is correlated to cancer in countries in which chickens are given hormones
8. is from a mother in a factory farm which sent her waste, insecticides into
streams causing cancer, histoplasmosis, listeria, salmonella, camphylobacter etc
9. some factory farms have been selling 6 month old eggs
10. some factory farms have been indicted for child labor

We are told by the animal abuse industries that we need animal protein.
In reality most get too much protein, resulting in kidney disease, acidification,
bladder stress from elimination of excess nitrogen

380 million eggs recalled
. thousands sickened by salmonella... the CDC which denies there is Mad Cow in the US
claims there were no deaths
. CDC knew of this in May... did not act until 3 months later
. Sweden has not had salmonella since the 70's

Mercury News is a San Jose newspaper

Salmonella outbreak spurs recall of 13 brands of eggs nationwide
By Julie Chang

An outbreak of salmonella in eggs has prompted nationwide recalls and has caused hospitalizations in counties across the U.S. -- including several dozen in Santa Clara County.

Since May, 38 people in the county and at least 266 people across the state have been hospitalized after eating contaminated eggs. Federal and state public health and agriculture officials led an ongoing investigation that traced a strain of salmonella back to eggs distributed by Wright County Egg, in Galt, Iowa.

"Salmonella enteritidis is one of the top three common strains of salmonella. Quite a lot of Salmonella enteritidis is associated with eggs," said Dr. Sara Cody, deputy health officer of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. "We usually have more salmonella during the summer."

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control reported that the Iowa distributor had recalled the eggs on Friday. Brands that have been recalled include Lucerne, Albertsons, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. They feature plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946. They also include date numbers from 136 to 225, which translate into sell-by dates between May 16, 2010, to Aug.13.

The Santa Clara County individuals became ill after eating contaminated eggs at local restaurants and catered events. Common symptoms of salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, fever, cramps, nausea
and vomiting beginning 12 to 72 hours after consumption.

The salmonella bacteria grows on the shell and inside the egg, says Cody. As a rule of thumb, she urges residents to cook eggs thoroughly.

"Don't eat raw eggs. There is always a chance that an egg could be contaminated with salmonella," Cody said. "It's usually when the egg is not cooked thoroughly. Raw eggs are used in different recipes from hollandaise to Caesar dressing or cake batter or cookie dough."

Cody also noted that this sub-strain of salmonella is not airborne, so foods in the vicinity of the eggs should not become contaminated. But consumers are urged to wash eggs and anything that comes in direct contact with them. Although the eggs have been recalled, the CDC advises consumers to be aware that contaminated eggs might still be on grocery store shelves, in restaurants and homes.

"The eggs that have been subjected to the recall have been removed from the stores. Any customers who may have a product subject to the recall should discard it or return it the store for a full refund," said Teena Massingill, a spokeswoman from Safeway's corporate office in Pleasanton.

The strain can cause death unless it is treated promptly with antibiotics, according to the CDC. Most recent data from the CDC shows that S. enteritidis was the second most common strain of salmonella in 2006, and 1,259 individuals in California were contaminated.

This summer, the CDC has identified outbreaks in California, Colorado and Minnesota. Investigations are being conducted in Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.

Contact Julie Chang at 408-920-5064.

(Poster's note: In general the CDC has tried to protect
the factory farm industry and has muzzled countless instances
of Mad Cow, Mad Pig etc. in the US)

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