BID TO CUT EGG-RELATED ILLNESS

WASHINGTON -- Government regulators want to reduce the rate of salmonella poisoning attributed to eggs by at least 50% by the year 2005. Food and Drug Administration officials here said that achieving the goal would require coordinated regulation, inspections, enforcement, research and consumer education. It is estimated that there are more than 300,000 cases of illness and 100 deaths each year due

WASHINGTON -- Government regulators want to reduce the rate of salmonella poisoning attributed to eggs by at least 50% by the year 2005. Food and Drug Administration officials here said that achieving the goal would require coordinated regulation, inspections, enforcement, research and consumer education. It is estimated that there are more than 300,000 cases of illness and 100 deaths each year due to salmonella poisoning.

s, to 2,300 square feet. According to company officials, the new area includes a modern air-handling system that prevents food contamination resulting from outside air flow. More loading docks and doors have also been added, for a total of five. Part of the old shipping and receiving area is now being utilized as additional production space for the company's newer product lines, including Gina Lisa's Homestyle Meatballs and Vegelicious original and Santa Fe-style vegetable burgers.