Feed suspected source of US salmonella outbreak
Authorities in the USA have discovered what they believe is the source of salmonella which infected chickens in Iowa leading to the recall of half-a-billion eggs and over 1,300 illnesses.
The mill was not regulated by the Department of Agriculture as it only produced feed for the Wright County operation and not for sale to other mills, the New York Times has reported.
A spokesman for Wright County Egg said the feed mill provided chicken feed to the only other farm affected by the outbreak Hillandale Farms, contravening rules on
Investigators are set to check records at the business this week to find out if feed was sold from the mill.
Wright County Egg is under significant pressure over the management of its operations with accusations of poor cleanliness and manure management, rodent problems and lax safety conditions for workers.
Source: Farmers Weekly Interactive
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