Tuesday, August 24, 2010

U.S. Forgoes Salmonella Vaccine for Egg Safety -

 

there was not enough evidence to conclude that vaccinating hens against salmonella would prevent people from getting sick. The Food and Drug Administration decided not to mandate vaccination of hens — a precaution that would cost less than a penny per a dozen eggs.

many industry experts say the absence of mandatory vaccination greatly weakens the F.D.A. rules, depriving them of a crucial step that could prevent future outbreaks.

One-half to two-thirds of American farmers already inoculate their flocks, according to industry estimates, and that number is likely to increase. While the new federal rules do not require vaccination, they do require testing for salmonella.

Click on the following for more details:  U.S. Forgoes Salmonella Vaccine for Egg Safety - NYTimes.com

U.S. Forgoes Salmonella Vaccine for Egg Safety -

 

there was not enough evidence to conclude that vaccinating hens against salmonella would prevent people from getting sick. The Food and Drug Administration decided not to mandate vaccination of hens — a precaution that would cost less than a penny per a dozen eggs.

many industry experts say the absence of mandatory vaccination greatly weakens the F.D.A. rules, depriving them of a crucial step that could prevent future outbreaks.

Click on the following for more details:  U.S. Forgoes Salmonella Vaccine for Egg Safety - NYTimes.com

Kane County cuts jail costs, overcrowding ::

Here are some cost comparisons for our Boone County Jail.  Will the Boone County Board use any such comparisons in their upcoming budget meetings?

[this year] That figure includes the $60 per day it [Kane County] pays to Kendall County to hold its inmates and the costs to transport those inmates to and from court appearances.

since July 2, about 25 inmates have been released from the jail on lower bonds or electronic home monitoring, according to the state's attorney's office. Those released inmates freed up valuable bed space and possibly saved the department money. For example, the 29 days that Pierre Harris spent in jail cost the county about $2,088 -- about $72 a day.

Click on the following for more of the story:  Kane County cuts jail costs, overcrowding :: The Courier News :: Local News