Egg recall reveals our broken food system
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Latest Egg Recall is No Fluke
September 9, 2010 – Last month’s nationwide recall involving over a half billion eggs is just the latest example of how the consolidation of our nation’s food production puts consumers at risk. The recall involves 30 different brands but only two factory farms – Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms. Massive egg facilities on this scale are prone to frequent disease outbreaks.
According to the egg industry, 95 percent of all eggs come from facilities with 75,000 birds or more. Five states produce half of the nation’s eggs – Iowa, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and California. If something goes wrong in just one egg factory, it has a negative impact on the entire country.
Unchecked production often results in negative side effects, and when there’s consolidation at every step of the supply chain as there is in this current recall, it puts all the power to make decisions about how our food is raised in the hands of people like Jack DeCoster – owner of Wright County Egg as well as Quality Egg – instead of independent farmers or consumers.
We may see a lot of brand names at the store, but we don’t really have a choice when many of the brands are produced by the same operations. The fact that this recall began one month after long-awaited regulation by the FDA for salmonella prevention in large egg facilities kicked in proves there’s still a lot of work to be done in protecting the public from food-borne illnesses.
Do I have an Egg Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in egg-related salmonella poisoning lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.