Egg recall renews questions on battling salmonella

A national salmonella outbreak that could have sickened thousands has led to the recall of 380 million eggs and renewed questions about whether it's feasible to keep the microbe — the most common bacterial source of food-borne illness in the nation — out of the henhouse.

A national salmonella outbreak that could have sickened thousands has led to the recall of 380 million eggs and renewed questions about whether it's feasible to keep the microbe — the most common bacterial source of food-borne illness in the nation — out of the henhouse.

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"We're speculating they could have had a highly infected flock or the product could have been mishandled, but we don't really know," says Mindy Brashears, a professor of food safety at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

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