FDA officials have not yet determined how eggs from two Iowa egg farms became contaminated with salmonella. CNN Radio’s Jim Roope talks with Dr. Nancy Reimers, a poultry veterinarian and “eggs-pert,” about how the hard-shelled orb could become contaminated.
"It’s very rare," said Reimers.
There are three ways an egg could be contaminated. One is if the egg is not properly washed. A second, is through tiny pores in the egg shell.
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Chef Russell Moore spent 20 years at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, under the guardianship of locavore pioneer, Alice Waters, before carrying over that same locally-focused mindset to his own restaurant, Camino, in Oakland, California. Here, the menu changes nightly depending on whatever the day's seasonal bounty entails.
From the beginning of his cooking career, Moore has maintained the ethos of using every part of the sourced ingredient - from whole hog to whole pod. As the old adage goes, "waste not, want not."
Five Cooking Leftovers Not to Throw Away: Russell Moore
Hungry? You won't be after you hear this.
The massive, nationwide egg recall is only one reason to question the safety of our food supply.
550 million eggs have been recalled in 22 states... and the government says the related salmonella outbreak has made about 1,300 people sick.
Still hungry? There's also a nationwide meat recall.
Zemco industries in Buffalo, New York has recalled about 380,000 pounds of deli meat – which was distributed to Walmarts across the country. The meat may be contaminated with listeria – which can potentially kill you.
Visit the Cafferty File blog and weigh in on your level of food fear
In the wake of an outbreak that has left an estimated 1,300 people sick with salmonella infections, and the recall of more than half a billion eggs, a debate is brewing over whether modern farming methods pose a health risk.
According to the United Egg Producers, about 95 percent of all chickens are raised in an industrial setting. These chickens are confined in small cages, in closely monitored conditions, with tens of thousands of birds in a huge warehouse.
Are free-roaming chickens less prone to salmonella? Is organic safer than inorganic? Did the strain that caused the recent outbreak arise because of factory farms?
CNN Health has the FULL STORY
See all egg recall information on Eatocracy and full coverage on CNN Health
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