Eggs from small flocks no safer than those from large commercial flocks

Eggs from small flocks no safer than those from large commercial flocks

Category : Poultry

Research from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences has shown that eggs from small backyard laying hen flocks are just as likely to be contaminated with salmonella enteritidis as eggs sold in grocery stores that generally come from larger flocks. Those results run counter to conventional consumer wisdom, which has always held that eggs from backyard poultry and small local farms are safer than “commercially produced” eggs.

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