More eggs recalled on salmonella contamination
This came after another 380 million eggs recalling took place earlier this week at another Iowa farm. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) believes that the two cases are linked with one another and they declare that the salmonella cases have increased three times since May. the Centers for Disease Control says that there were 2,000 salmonella cases reported during a three month period starting with May, and that is about 1,300 cases more than the usual number. The last Hillandale Farms recall applies to eggs sold between April and August and the doctors say that the salmonella virus that is causing the illness is the same for both farms.
Apparently, the Hillandale Farms distribute the eggs under five different names in 14 US states and Cornell University microbiology professor Patrick McDonough says that he believes that the problems are likely to b caused by rodents, shipments of contaminated hens, or tainted feed that was given them at the farm location. He also said that it is not an unusual thing that two farms have similar salmonella reports because both of them can have rodent problems or buy contaminated food from the same supplier. The officials from Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are warning that the number of salmonella cases may increase partly because of the fuss from the newspapers and media. And because the cases that appeared after the middle of the July have not been reported yet. Hillandale Farms eggs are out on the market under the names Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow, Wholesome Farms, West Creek, or Hillandale Farms; the eggs from the other farm which proved to be carrying salmonella are out under the names Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemp. Salmonella poisoning can be very dangerous for people that have immune system problems and might even cause death, but no death related salmonella cases were reported yet. The bacteria can be killed if the eggs are properly cooked, but the authorities recommend that they are destroyed immediately.11