Jealous and not about to be forced into the shadows by the recent appearance of deadly Listeria Monocytogenes in Veggie Lovers’ salad mixes, Salmonella makes a loud appearance again in our food supply.
More than 380,000 eggs are suspect in an ongoing Salmonella outbreak since May. Nice of the FDA to get around to figuring it out so soon.
This does not incude the ones you already ingested, though. Just saying.
When Uncle Sal Monella shows up, he REALLY shows up.
Eggs are being recalled around the country after a widespread Salmonella outbreak was linked to a farm in Iowa that distributes to wholesalers and distributors who sell the eggs under a variety of supermarket brands, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced.
People have gotten sick from the eggs, but the FDA did not say how many or where. But the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated the number of those stricken is in the hundreds — documenting about 200 cases a week in early summer. One estimate of the number of eggs involved exceeds 200 million.
The eggs have been sold to consumers under the following names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. They have been sold in cartons of six, 12 and 18.
The early bird writer did not get the worm this time. The new recall number is 380 million eggs. That’s lots of breakfasts for lots of families. As a matter of fact you don’t even have to eat the egg to get Salmonella. It’s on the outside of the egg as well as the inside. How cool is that? That’s why I think it’s sure nice of the FDA to withhold how many people have gotten sick and where, don’t you think? It shows a certain sense of responsibility to Big Food The People to be so cryptic. Let’s see if we have it right. Hundreds Of Millions of eggs are being “recalled,” the ones that come up the second time notwithstanding. People have been sickened with salmonella poisoning because of these eggs, but we don’t want you to know where or how bad it is. Thanks, FDA, you’re real sports. We love paying you out of taxpayer money because you are being so helpful!
Word has it that since the announcement, thousands of American chickens have participated in local demonstrations. They want to make it very clear that those eggs did not contain Salmonella when they laid them.
Which brings us to the real question: How did Sal get into those eggs and in so many other foods at such an increasing rate lately? Just asking. And why does the CDC identify poultry as the Number One source of salmonella?
Upton Sinclair probably knows the answer, but he’s dead now.
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