Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Salmonella is something I know a little about since I contracted it during my recovery from Hairy Cell Leukemia. Funny thing is I didn't seem to have the most typical symptom associated with the illness - diarrhea. My one symptom was a high fever.

Here's a look at the recent outbreak in our egg supply and some associated news...

1. Eggs and salmonella: What you need to know. [Los Angeles Times]
2. Investigation update: Multistate outbreak of human salmonella enteritidis infections associated with shell eggs. [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]
3. Salmonella enteritidis FAQs. [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]
4. U.S. rejected hen vaccine despite success in Britain. [The New York Times]

5. Only half of FDA scientists in survey had full confidence in egg safety. [Los Angeles Times]
6. How can I tell if my eggs have been recalled?. [The Washington Post]
7. Tips for avoiding salmonella from tainted eggs. [DrCutler.com]

Why eggs became a hazard: The New York Times ran this discussion piece featuring four experts. It is definitely worth your time.

8. Why eggs became a hazard. [The New York Times]
9. We need a food safety bill now. [Caroline Smith DeWaal, Food Safety Director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest]
10. The panic will subside. [Walter Olson, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute]
11. How the egg industry changed. [Daniel Otto, Professor of Economics at Iowa State University]
12. Prevention before recalls. [David McSwane, Professor of Public Health at Indiana University]

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