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Food Safety Act: five food recalls that rattled the industry

The Senate's passage of the Food Safety Act, the most sweeping food-safety law in 70 years has thrown a spotlight on the US food supply. Here are five of the most recent high-profile food safety cases:

- Daniel B. WoodStaff writer

Eggs roll down a conveyor belt in this July file photo. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP/File)

1. Eggs

Wright County Egg farms in Galt, Iowa, in early August voluntarily recalled eggs it had distributed in California, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa because of possible salmonella contamination.

The eggs had been distributed nationwide from both food service and grocery stores under several brand names including Alta Dena Dairy, Cal Egg, Country Eggs, Hidden Villa Ranch, as well as generically sold eggs.

The recall was expanded several times through August to include major retailers such as Albertsons and Ralphs, and brands such as Farm Fresh. At last count, 380 million eggs were recalled.


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