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Ex-workers claim tainted egg warnings were ignored

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 two operations, but agency spokesman ...

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Cal-Maine clarifies egg recall action

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 eggs included in the recall ...

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Cal-Maine receives shipment of recalled eggs

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 expanded nationwide recall of salmonella-tainted ...

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FDA still tracking source of tainted eggs

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 of chickens and feed as ...

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Health officials look for more egg-related illnesses

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. Almost 2,000 illnesses from the ...

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Quarterly sales, income up at Cal-Maine

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 of $10.3 million, or $0.43 ...

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Cal-Maine egg complex in Georgia damaged by fire

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 inhalation. There were no personal ...

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Cal-Maine reports improved quarter

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 the third quarter of fiscal ...

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Weak egg prices hurt Cal-Maine

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 net earnings of $36.6 million, ...

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Cal-Maine facility burns

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 smoke inhalation. There were no ...

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