FDA wants to use egg recalls to gain more control

August 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

The recent recalled eggs and salmonella outbreaks are causing the FDA to attempt to request more control in situations such as these. Current law limits the association from preventing events such as these and holding companies responsible in the case of an outbreak.

In an NPR article FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said they need better authority to be truly capable of having control in situations such as the egg recalls and salmonella outbreaks. Usually, I do not think the government should have as much control as they would like to, however in this case, I think a government agency in control of the situation would be a good thing.

Hamburg  advises to consumers to avoid eggs overly runny yolks for the time being. This is especially good advice if your eggs are from one of the two suppliers of the recalled eggs, Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms in Iowa. The two farms actually share a chicken supplier.

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