Closing Argument: Navigating a Salmonella Outbreak

Aug 20, 2010 12:11am

The egg recall triggered by a nationwide salmonella outbreak was expanded to 380 million eggs today.

Also today, the USDA has finally — two years into Obama's presidency — placed someone in charge of food safety: longtime official Elisabeth Hagan.

The outbreak she inherits has sickened nearly 2,000 people between May and July — three times the number in a regular year.

To keep your family safe, thoroughly cook any eggs you eat — that can kill the bacteria. But health officials recommend people throw away or return the recalled eggs.

Are you concerned with your family’s safety? And if so, what steps are you taking to make sure they stay healthy?

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