Saturday, September 4, 2010

Inspections found recalled egg farms filthy, full of maggots and manure

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection reports have revealed that the two egg producers implicated in the current egg recall have been running operations conducive to contamination -- and in clear violation of the law. The reports highlight filthy conditions at both the Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms egg production facilities in Iowa, which include infestations of wild birds, rodents, and maggots, as well as massive manure pileups.

Inspectors also observed hens running free outside their cages tracking manure everywhere, holes in the walls and foundation where other creatures were able to enter, mice running in and throughout the facilities, and workers who failed to practice even basic cleanliness and safety protocol. Read more...

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