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Egg Watch Continues: More Recalls, New Safety Rules

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Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 7:48 AM

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Our egg problem is still going strong. MSNBC is reporting that over a half-billion eggs have been recalled, and even more could be on the horizon. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that new egg safety rules were only recently put into place and, had they been implemented earlier, "could have prevented" the salmonella outbreak.

One of the main issues, the Wall Street Journal tells us, comes from jurisdictional overlap between the FDA and the USDA. Under the new rules, the two groups "share responsibility to inspect egg manufacturers."

To stay informed, and to find out how to check egg cartons, consumers have been advised to visit the FDA's food safety website.

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