FDA Reveals Iowa Egg Farms Flouted Basic Food Safety Standards

It’s looking more and more like the two egg farms at the center of Iowa’s recall showed gross negligence where food safety is concerned:

Federal inspections of the two Iowa egg farms at the heart of a nationwide recall and salmonella outbreak found widespread safety problems, including barns infested with flies, maggot and rodents,  the Food and Drug Administration said Monday.

Additional problems included overflowing manure pits, improper worker sanitation and wild birds roosting around feed bins.

Unless the United Egg Producers breaks ranks and condemns the companies behind this recall, by the time this thing is over the entire egg industry’s reputation may be permanently tainted. Link.