Department of Agriculture to Investigate Tainted Egg Feed Mill

Posted on Aug 27, 2010 in Legislation, National Issues, Personal Injury

An Iowa State Department of Agriculture inspector is scheduled to visit the Wright County feed mill which has been linked to the outbreak of salmonella in shell eggs prompting a massive recall in many states.

The feed mill had previously been unregulated by state agencies due to an exemption that exists for farmers who make their own feed for their livestock. It is reported, however, that feed mixed at the Wright County mill was fed to chickens at a New Hampshire farm; an allegation that, if substantiated, would disqualify Wright County from the exemption.

This news surfaces amid widespread discontent over federal and state regulation of food safety. Many Americans were previously unaware that the FDA does not even have the authority to issue mandatory recalls for food products and that many state agencies are comparably hindered in their enforcement abilities. It is for this reason that much attention has recently been brought to the Food Safety Legislation currently trying to make it through the Senate.

If you or a loved one have had experience with defective or recalled food or any other products, contact Bloom Legal today at 504-599-9997 to discuss how we can help build a case for you.

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