Iowa egg farm to return to stores after salmonella outbreak

Posted on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 at 2:40 pm    

Several months after a salmonella outbreak at several Iowa egg farms, the farms have been given permission to return their products to retail stores.  The outbreak of salmonella resulted in a recall of millions of eggs from retail store across the country and was considered the worst case of salmonella in the history of the country.

After investigators traced the bacteria to the Iowa egg farms, officials found that most farms were not following all the standard regulations related to the handling and farming of eggs.  Chickens had become infected with salmonella from improperly stored feed.  The outbreak was taken very seriously by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as salmonella can be fatal for infants and the elderly.

Upon further review, the FDA recently determined that the Iowa farms had taken the necessary steps to correct their mistakes and now properly follow industry regulations.

Agribusinesses are subject to several laws and regulations just like any other business.  Contact the Des Moines agribusiness lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (877) 327-2600 today to set up an appointment to talk with one of our experienced business law attorneys.


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