Now we know some of the specifics: These factory farms, whose eggs have sickened roughly 1,500 consumers, were overrun with rodents, maggots and flies, and chicken manure heaps. Henhouses were filthy and broken down, with rusted holes, structural damage, unsanitary employees and seeping manure.
And the worst news, per the Associated Press: “A poultry industry specialist cautioned, however, that such conditions likely exist at many egg farms in the U.S.”
So, does this mean the average American will switch to cage-free and organic eggs?
Unlikely, according to MSNBC. Network contributor Linda Carroll has found that consumers may make short-term changes, “but if the reactions to past recalls are any indicator, dietary changes for most people will be short-lived.”
Photo: Farm Sanctuary