SE an issue in eggs from small flocks

Salmonella enteritidis prevalence greater for eggs from small flocks than from commercial flocks.

Eggs from small flocks of chickens are just as likely to be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis (SE) as eggs sold in grocery stores, which typically come from larger flocks, according to researchers in The Pennsylvania State University College of Agricultural Sciences.

That conclusion — which refutes conventional wisdom that eggs from backyard poultry and small local enterprises are safer to eat than "commercially produced" eggs — was drawn from a first-of-its kind, s

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