The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently sent warning letters to major egg producers Midwest Poultry and SKS Enterprises for failing to comply with regulations to prevent deadly salmonella contamination. According to an article published by the New York Times, FDA inspectors wrote that these failures meant that eggs from these factory farms may have been "contaminated with filth."
Mercy For Animals investigations into egg farms across the country have uncovered horrific cruelty to animals, as well as potential food safety issues, including chickens crammed into tiny wire battery cages and dead hens left to rot alongside birds still laying eggs for human consumption.
Like most egg farms in the United States, Midwest Poultry and SKS Enterprises confine hens to barren battery cages so small that each bird has less space than a single sheet of notebook paper to live out her entire life. Numerous studies indicate that battery cages are not only inherently cruel, they are a breeding ground for disease.
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FDA Warning: Eggs May Be Contaminated with Filth
by - January 17, 2013