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Is there something rotten in your eggs? 5 things you should know about the egg recall

By Lisa Gosselin, August 23, 2010 - 5:37pm

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Lisa asks: What do you think the government should do to safeguard our food?

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To Suzy: Look up regulations on egg production. And egg can "sit" for up to 30 days from the time it was layed until the time it is processed and package for sale. So that's 30 days of it just sitting there. Then more time for the packaging, then the shipping, then the time it sits in the store. They aren't as fresh as you think. On the bright side, eggs do keep for quite some time but I still prefer the eggs I get from my chickens every morning! I did have some eggs left from the grocery store. They didn't have the factory numbers that were recalled, but I just hard boiled them all to be safe!
~Angela

Anonymous

08/31/2010 - 11:36am

Good suggestions. I especially like having each originating farm's name clearly labeled. The farms that caused this recall have had numerous other incidents. -- Lisa

Anonymous

08/27/2010 - 12:47pm

First, they should stop trying to control ANYTHING! Whatever they touch, falls to pieces. The economy is in a depression. Home sales are at a 15 year low. Social security is bankrupt. So is the Post Office system. I could go on, but I think you get the idea. Maybe pay Congress to stay home. Tell them, "Don't touch ANYTHING!" (You know, how you have to tell younger children at home?) When they first can prove ANY level of competency, maybe they can come back and play. How about, "Balance the budget. When you've done something constructive, we'll see about giving you more priveledges.

Second, they can follow some rules of ethics. Stop the revolving door between corporations and top gov't positions. I know, not much fun for them. But it might restore a modicum of integrity in our political system.

Anonymous

08/26/2010 - 2:38pm

The farm name and location (not just a long incomprehensible factory number) should be on every carton of eggs. And how could one of those eggs be from May 17?! Aren't egg cartons date marked? And perhaps eggs should be too.

If you know your eggs have travelled several hundreds if not thousands of miles to reach you, how fresh can they be? Know your farmer, know your eggs - you are what you eat.

-- Suzy

Anonymous

08/25/2010 - 8:38am

The farm name and location (not just a long incomprehensible factory number) should be on every carton of eggs. And how could one of those eggs be from May 17?! Aren't egg cartons date marked? And perhaps eggs should be too.

If you know your eggs have travelled several hundreds if not thousands of miles to reach you, how fresh can they be? Know your farmer, know your eggs - you are what you eat.

Anonymous

08/25/2010 - 8:31am

They should take care about hygiene on farms, in production, to take care on healthy way. Not to downgrade quality of food for the sake of profit.

Anonymous

08/23/2010 - 6:38pm

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