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I thought I find a way to keep costs down while still trying to stay eco-friendly. Trying to keep striving for sustainability. This a record of that journey.

Sometimes blunt and straight forward then sometimes sarcastic

This frugal crunchy hipster single momma is doing what she can to save Mother Earth while not breaking the bank!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bad Egg

Eggs recalled? It is up to nearly 400 million eggs! Wow..

But the company has had long record of violations

Having 20 Years of reprimands, penalties and complaints about its performance in several states.
Including animal cruelty, with undercover videos of workers abusing the chickens.  Violations of human rights and using illegal undocumented foreign workers. Sexuality assaulting the females... Have them live in unhealthy conditions.  .. Doing things that endanger their life like going into a collapsed buildings.   Handling dead chickens and manure with their bare hands and this is the first time that there has been a huge recall?? Makes me wonder... how did they get so lucky this long... with the unhealthy living conditions and disregard for humans rights that something like this didn't happen before now. 

BUT the dollar screams loudly in this country. They can afford to pay over 3.6 million in 1986, 1.5 million in 2001, $345,810 in violations, along with 3.2 million settling a lawsuit..in 2002, and $2.1 million as part of a plea agreement in 2008.  They can continue  to do what they want to who they want....

But also on egg offense the company does fix the wrongs fast according to some of the  state regulators. 


1 comment:

  1. Ugh, I agree with you - it is just wrong that they have had so many major infractions and can keep producing eggs for the public! Disgusting stuff. Great blog. Looking forward to more posts. Check mine out sometime at http://hungrigyrl.blogspot.com



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