Salmonella Found in Chicken Feed

FDA finds tainted feed at Iowa facilities
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2010 5:21 PM CDT
A file photo for free-range chickens chowing down.   (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

(Newser) – Investigators have found salmonella in chicken feed used by two Iowa egg producers linked to the massive national recall. The strain of salmonella found at facilities used by Wright County Egg and Hillendale Farms is the same one that has sickened nearly 1,500 people and led to the recall of half-a-billion eggs. More details at the Wall Street Journal and AP.

"We do not know how, when or where this feed may have been contaminated," an FDA official said, noting that chicken feed is usually heated to kill bacteria, so its possible that the feed was reverse-contaminated by the chickens. Click here to read the FDA's instructions on how to protect yourself.

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