Posts Tagged ‘eggs’

Ex-workers claim tainted egg warnings were ignored

by Associated Press Published: September 3,2010

Tags: agriculture, eggs, food safety, poultry, public health

DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. Agriculture Department employees worked full-time at two Iowa egg farms at the center of a salmonella outbreak and massive recall, but two former workers said they ignored complaints about conditions at one site. The USDA employees worked next to areas where roughly 7.7 million caged hens laid eggs at the […] [...]

Cal-Maine clarifies egg recall action

by Wally Northway Published: August 27,2010

Tags: eggs, food safety, product recall

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has issued a clarification regarding the previously announced voluntary recall of shell eggs supplied from Hillandale Farms of Iowa. This information does not increase the total number of eggs, which Cal-Maine purchased from Hillandale Farms, previously announced Aug. 20. Cal-Maine said it immediately contacted its customers to ensure that any […] [...]

Cal-Maine receives shipment of recalled eggs

by Wally Northway Published: August 23,2010

Tags: agriculture, eggs, food safety, poutlry, product safety, recall

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has been notified by an Iowa producer that between April 9 and Aug. 18, 2010, the producer sold 32 truckloads of eggs, or approximately 800,000 dozen eggs, to Cal-Maine. This accounts for approximately 0.3 percent of Cal-Maine’s total sales for that time period. This product has been added to the […] [...]

FDA still tracking source of tainted eggs

by Associated Press Published: August 23,2010

Tags: agriculture, eggs, food safety, poultry, public health, recalls

WASHINGTON — Investigators from the Food and Drug Administration are working to find the cause of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened as many as 1,300 people and forced the recall of more than a half-billion eggs. Two Iowa farms linked to the disease outbreak — Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms — share suppliers […] [...]

Health officials look for more egg-related illnesses

by Associated Press Published: August 20,2010

Tags: agriculture, eggs, food safety, product recall, product safety, public health

WASHINGTON — A salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds and led to the recall of hundreds of millions of eggs from one Iowa firm will likely grow, federal health officials said yesterday. That’s because illnesses occurring after mid-July may not be reported yet, said Dr. Christopher Braden, an epidemiologist with the federal Centers for Disease Control. […] [...]

Quarterly sales, income up at Cal-Maine

by Wally Northway Published: July 27,2010

Tags: agriculture, eggs, manufacturing

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc., for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, recorded net sales of $222.1 million, compared with net sales of $213.6 million for the fourth quarter a year ago. The company reported net earnings of $21 million, or $0.88 per basic share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, compared with net earnings […] [...]

Cal-Maine egg complex in Georgia damaged by fire

by Wally Northway Published: June 30,2010

Tags: disaster, eggs, fire, poultry

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. announced that its egg complex in Shady Dale, Ga., was damaged by a fire June 28. Cal-Maine said the loss is fully insured, including the loss of production. The fire destroyed one of the 12 layer houses, with additional loss of laying hens at three adjoining houses due to smoke […] [...]

Cal-Maine reports improved quarter

by Wally Northway Published: March 29,2010

Tags: eggs, manufacturing, publicly traded company

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc., during the third quarter, saw net sales of $271.2 million, compared with net sales of $270 million for the same quarter of fiscal 2009. The company reported net income of $34.5 million, or $1.45 per basic share, compared with net income of $30.8 million, or $1.30 per basic share, for […] [...]

Weak egg prices hurt Cal-Maine

by Wally Northway Published: July 27,2009

Tags: eggs

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc., for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, saw net sales of $213.6 million, compared with net sales of $235.6 million for the fourth quarter a year ago. The egg company reported net earnings of $10.3 million, or $0.43 per basic share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, compared with […] [...]

Cal-Maine facility burns

by Wally Northway Published: July 10,2009

Tags: chickens, eggs, fire

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc.’s egg complex in Farwell, Texas, was damaged by a fire July 9. The 700-acre facility includes a processing plant, feed mill, two pullet houses and nine layer houses. The fire completely destroyed four of the nine layer houses, with additional loss of laying hens at a fifth house due to […] [...]

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