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Food and Drug Administration chief Margaret Hamburg, beset with an egg-and-salmonella food safety challenge, said Monday the agency must move from a reactive to preventive enforcement strategy. ...
"We need better abilities and authorities to put in place these preventive controls and hold companies accountable," Hamburg said as she discussed the salmonella poisoning outbreak and the recall of roughly a half-billion eggs from two Iowa egg distributors.
Even though the chickens look healthy, they can pass this type of salmonella to their eggs. The salmonella grows inside eggs, not just on the shell.
The bacteria, Salmonella enteritidis ... silently infects the ovaries of healthy-looking hens, contaminating the eggs inside the chicken before the shells are even formed, according to FSIS.
How Does Salmonella Get Inside Eggs?
Originally posted by whaaa
...and I can't conceive of how Salmonella get's inside the eggs.
Originally posted by NightGypsy
My question is, why should the FDA be given more authority when it doesn't even handle properly the authority it's already got?
The FDA has become a tool for Big Pharma's agenda.
We have so many examples of FDA incompetence and outright unethical acts that I'm appalled there hasn't been a complete overhaul done of that agency. The fact that there hasn't been one yet just goes to show how deep the corruption is within our government.
We should be taking away some of their authority until they can prove to the people they are working for us and not against us.
Originally posted by jrod
...Salmonella is destroyed when cooked so I'm not worried about it.
Originally posted by CestLaVie
Aha, the egg scare exposed !
FDA, the quality of our food and drugs is worsening monthly, what is up with that?
The Proteobacteria are a major group (phylum) of bacteria. They include a wide variety of pathogens, such as Escherichia, Salmonella, Vibrio, Helicobacter, and many other notable genera.  Others are free-living, and include many of the bacteria responsible for nitrogen fixation.
Because of the great diversity of forms found in this group, the Proteobacteria are named after Proteus, the Greek god of the sea, capable of assuming many different shapes.