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million eggs were recalled in Poland last week due to too-high levels of
antibiotics discovered during inspection.
from Poland’s veterinary service – who issued the recall – read: “The recall is caused by the presence of
residues of the antibiotic lasalocid at a rate exceeding its maximum allowed
to the head of the organisation, the eggs became contaminated when feed
intended for ‘fattening chickens’ was given to ‘laying hens’.
standard practice at farms such as this one to give the antibiotic-laden feed
to chickens destined to become meat.
practice is entirely legal, and intended to cause the chickens to gain weight
at an unnatural rate.
This incident follows the recent discovery of human trafficking in the egg industry in the US.