WASHINGTON  (Food-News.net)  In a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday, the heads of the egg farms linked to over 1,600 cases of salmonella across the country were questioned as details of conditions found by FDA inspectors at these facilities were revealed to shocked members of Congress.

Inspectors found both live and dead rodents, flies and maggots, dead and rotting chickens, liquid manure leaking from buildings, standing water, and piles of manure in the hen houses. Some piles of chicken manure reached 8 feet high and in some cases the large amounts of manure on the ground in some buildings prevented the doors from closing.

As the former Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Hon. Nancy Harvey Steorts says that it is time for consumers to take action and stop buying eggs until these horrible practices by egg producers are stopped, and the industry can prove that eggs are safe to consume. Steorts also advocates for a well-funded, separate, independent agency with strong authority to be focused solely on food safety.

Invite Steorts to reveal solutions to this problem:

  • Supermarkets must not buy eggs from these corruptible producers and should inform their customers where their eggs are produced and how.
  • Federal, state, and local authorities must go after these bad actors to clean up or be shut down.
  • Accredited 3rd party certification must be put in place immediately.
  • Consumers must demand a safe food supply and must be able to rely on the industry and government to produce safe food.

CREDENTIALS: Hon. Nancy Harvey Steorts served as the Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and was the first Consumer Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. She served in several capacities under five presidential administrations. She is the author of three highly acclaimed books on safety and is the nation’s foremost authority on safety. Her latest book, Your Home Safe Home, reveals what every homeowner needs to know to keep their family members safe at home. Steorts is an international media expert who has been interviewed by national networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and more.

AVAILABILITY: Washington, D.C., nationwide by arrangement, and via telephone

CONTACT: Hon. Nancy Harvey Steorts, (703) 790-5116 (VA); nancysteorts@cox.net; http://www.nationalsafetyexpert.com

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