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The price of eggs is going to go WAY up
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04-16-2018, 08:56 PM #1
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
An egg company based in Indiana is recalling more than 200 million eggs due to salmonella contamination. 22 people have been sickened so far. That is a massive number of eggs, and will surely drive up the cost, if you can find eggs at all.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/15/busin...nella.html
04-16-2018, 09:55 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Get some chickens and you'll have eggs every day.

I think one of the problems is that they wash the eggs in the US before they can be sold. Washing removes the protective layer and allows pathogens to enter through the shell. That's not allowed in the EU.
04-16-2018, 10:03 PM #3
RLK Incognito Anonymous
 
No yolk OP. My wife and I raise organic chickens, and have so many eggs we have to sell them to neighbors and friends. Never washed or refrigerated and no salmonella. This only happens because they wash the protective layer off the egg in the big farms, allowing all kinds of bacteria through.
04-16-2018, 10:04 PM #4
RLK Incognito Anonymous
 
(04-16-2018, 09:55 PM)Octo Wrote:  Get some chickens and you'll have eggs every day.

I think one of the problems is that they wash the eggs in the US before they can be sold. Washing removes the protective layer and allows pathogens to enter through the shell. That's not allowed in the EU.

chuckle.gif You beat me to that Octo, our eggs are done EU style, the US needs to change back to the old way of doing things.
04-16-2018, 10:05 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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No question RLK, I can eat raw eggs here, I wouldn't dare in the US.

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04-16-2018, 10:13 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Well, Finland also has a very strict salmonella control program

https://www.evira.fi/en/shared-topics/ne...published/

Quote:The control programme is being implemented in its most extensive form in the production chain of poultry, where the salmonella situation has been kept excellently under control also in international comparison. The annual incidence of salmonella in flocks that produce consumption eggs has remained under 0.2%. No salmonella has been found in egg-type chicken breeder flocks, and in broiler and turkey breeder flocks the occurrence of salmonella has been max. 0.5%.
04-17-2018, 12:17 AM #7
Meh Member
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I live far enough out to keep chickens, but there's a farmer down the road where I buy fresh brown organic eggs, unwashed and never refrigerated. They are so fresh it's a PITA to peel them hard boiled.
04-17-2018, 01:17 AM #8
Totie Member
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Hoosiers, who needs them? Right Jay? 37.gif hug.gif



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