Thursday afternoon FDA investigators said they found salmonella enteritidis in two barns at Wright County Egg in Iowa and two positive samples of feed given to young hens at both Wright County and Hillandale Farms.
More than 1,400 people have been sickened nationwide. And just yesterday an Austin woman filed suit against the farms and Taco Cabana after she became violently ill with salmonella.
The FDA said it doesn’t appear the feed went to any other farms.
The feed mill is owned by Wright County Egg. Companies are responsible for testing feed for safety. USA Today reported that, “Feed mills normally are regulated by the FDA and by state regulators, and inspectors would look for rodent control and other sanitation measures. However, this mill was exempt from inspection because it was the company's own, said Dustin Vande Hoef, a spokesman for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.”
There will be a hearing about this egg recall in Washington, DC on September 14th.