Salmonella-tainted egg source given OK to sell to consumers again

Eggs ready for sorting
Eggs ready for sorting

Eggs are heading back to store shelves from Hillandale Farms, one of two big Iowa egg producers who in August recalled more than 500 million eggs because of Salmonella contamination that sickened more than 1,600 people.

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday night announced it had approved shipping from three of seven hen houses managed by Hillandale after intense review both of its facilities and its procedures. The FDA said there has been no sign of Salmonella at the three hen houses and that Hillandale Farms had committed to implement an enhanced surveillance process for Salmonella. Hillandale's four remaining hen houses are undergoing additional testing.