Lifestyle Lift Journey wrote:I guess if you buy commercial eggs you don't have to worry about it too much. I don't know what you can do if you eat eggs of your backyard chickens other than keeping the chicken environment clean and cook eggs when eat.
On the contrary: Over 500,000,000 eggs were recalled in the United States in late August and early September due to potential salmonella contamination. There has been one confirmed death due to the contamination; over 1,100 people have been made ill. Two very, very large commercial "egg factories" in Iowa were the sources of these eggs.
Due to the centralized food distribution system which the vast majority of U.S. food purchasers patronize (large supermarkets and the like), there was almost no way for any U.S. person to avoid knowing about this egg recall.
No backyard chickens were involved. Small farm egg producers experienced demand such as they have never before seen. Grocery stores near my home were at pains to put up signs saying "All our eggs are from California sources." People who have never sold their hens' eggs before were being cajoled to do so, as their practices were perceived to be superior to those in the "egg factories."
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