The assurances from the egg industry that its operators maintain safe and clean facilities, treat animals humanely, and do it all at low cost are a charade. The eggs may seem cheap, but the costs are passed on in terms of health costs.
Farmer Johnson Consumer Brands, Inc., a division of Amalgamated Consolidated Worldwide, GmbH., announces that, owing to an unfortunate animal-fecal outbreak at its Missouri plant, the following items have been recalled.
We are in the midst of the biggest recall in American history. Obviously, I'm talking about eggs. While it's true that the majority of chickens may pose no threat to America, the threat from a minority of them is so great, we must be wary of all chickens.
The lifelong extreme confinement of laying hens in tiny cages is not just inhumane, it's also been linked to human disease. Every one of the eggs recently recalled for Salmonella came from hens confined in cages.