Posted by Andrew Wadge
on 24 August 2010 in Science, safety and health
The US is currently dealing with one of its biggest food recalls ever – with half a billion eggs from just two farms being recalled over fears they could be contaminated with the food poisoning bug salmonella. For me, not only does this highlight the huge scale of food production in the US, but also the importance of traceability of food when dealing with an incident of this scale. There’s a lot we can all learn from these incidents and it’s a good opportunity for us to consider the systems we have in place in the UK and how we might deal with a similar problem.
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