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FDA confirms outbreak strain at Rose Acre’s egg facility

Nothing causes more consumer confusion than the recall of a couple hundred million eggs by a significant producer. It brings out much befuddlement as retail egg buyers have to sort out Julian dates, brands, lot numbers, plant numbers and distribution channels. Worse than the confusion is that when people find eggs they have bad eggs… Continue Reading

22 illnesses prompts largest shell egg recall since 2010

Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, IN late Friday recalled  206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Acre decided to initiate the recall after at least 22… Continue Reading

Letter From The Editor: “Cage free” wins out , but at what cost?


Hens are getting new housing all across America and it’s all going to be “cage free.” The “cage free” campaign has won, largely by focusing on market decision-makers.   It did have one major political victory back in 2008 when California passed Proposition 2. However in the marketplace,  the “cage-free ” campaign has been running… Continue Reading

FDA: Shell Egg Violations Put Public at Risk

Salmonella enteritidis (SE) contamination in the laying houses, combined with “alarmingly high rodent populations,” make it likely that eggs from a Rose Acre Farms operation in north central Indiana are putting consumers at risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Rose Acre Farms Inc. is one of the largest egg producers in the U.S.,… Continue Reading