4.3 Million Antibiotic Contaminated Eggs Recalled In Poland

Feed was deemed to be the source of the contaminate
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antibiotic contaminate

The antibiotic lasalocid was discovered in a volume 'exceeding its maximum allowed value'

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'.

animal agriculture

It is perfectly legal to give chickens intended for human consumption antibiotics for 'fattening' purposes

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.