USDA Role At Egg Farms Questioned

WASHINGTON — In response to complaints from two former employees of Wright County Egg Farm, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, asking the agency to explain what it may have known about safety issues at the facility, which ultimately led to a multi-state salmonella outbreak and the recall of more than half a billion eggs. The situation illustrates

WASHINGTON — In response to complaints from two former employees of Wright County Egg Farm, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, asking the agency to explain what it may have known about safety issues at the facility, which ultimately led to a multi-state salmonella outbreak and the recall of more than half a billion eggs.

The situation illustrates some of the problems that can arise due to the fragmented roles that differ

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