Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Egg Safety and the Egg Recall

We find ourselves in the midst of a massive egg recall. Current estimates say that 500 million eggs have been recalled. The CDC is the place to go for the latest information on these recalled eggs and salmonella.

Foodsafety.gov also is a great resource with updated information. Here is a link to the FDA site on how to identify if you are in possession of any of the recalled eggs.

Food safety surveillance must be vigilant and people deserve to have access to reports, citations, and above all the ability to consume food that is safe from contamination. Who is to blame in all of this - governmental red tape, the food industry, the distributors, the FDA for lack of oversight? Politico has an article that suggests a slow moving Senate may be the culprit.

Will this latest recall affect how/where you purchase food?

1 comment:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

I will eat eggs only from a chicken with whom i am acquainted.