Why No Egg Recall For Michigan? TV5 Explains 8-23-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Why No Egg Recall For Michigan? TV5 Explains 8-23-2010

An over-easy egg should make you uneasy -- according to the head of the Food and Drug Administration.
Margaret Hamburg, with the FDA, said consumers should strictly avoid runny yolks, as investigators continue their probe of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened about 1,300 people.
About a half billion eggs have been recalled from two Iowa egg distributors.
Folks here in Mid-Michigan will be relieved to know they shouldn't have to deal with any of the recalled eggs.
There are about 10 million egg-laying hens in Michigan, meaning chickens in the state produce a lot of the eggs eaten in Mid-Michigan.
TV5 spoke with the Jeffrey Armstrong, the dean of Michigan State University's College of Agriculture.
Brands like Albertson's and Farm Fresh are named as at-risk eggs, but Armstrong said Michiganders shouldn't worry due to careful tracking of where the eggs go.
Armstrong said different companies work with different suppliers and they know to a high degree of accuracy where and when those eggs came from.
The recall, Armstrong said, is an important lesson to agriculture students. He said it's important to look at the health of the worker, the health of the hen, the quality and safety of the product.
Dean Armstrong also says Michigan's egg producers are proactive and strictly follow state guidelines.
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