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Over four
million eggs were recalled in Poland last week due to too-high levels of
antibiotics discovered during inspection.

Recall

A statement
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
value.”

According
to the head of the organisation, the eggs became contaminated when feed
intended for ‘fattening chickens’ was given to ‘laying hens’.

Antibiotics

It is
standard practice at farms such as this one to give the antibiotic-laden feed
to chickens destined to become meat.

The
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.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious...