Dramatic decrease seen in salmonella-positive egg farms

Iowa State University test results provide six-year snapshot of egg safety based on environmental samples taken from egg farms.

Six years of Iowa State University testing show a dramatic decrease in the number of environmental samples taken from egg facilities that test positive for the Salmonella enteritidis (SE) bacterium that causes human food poisoning.

“The test data also show that the likelihood of a positive environmental test translating into contaminated eggs is extremely low,” said Hongwei Xin, director of the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State. “It’s a very positive outcome of the industr

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