Location = Providence, RI
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) is currently determining the causes of the salmonella outbreak in a U.S. egg supply that caused 1,519 people to become sick in 14 states. These totals are expected to rise until the eggs supplies are exhausted in the food chain. They traced the salmonella back to a poultry farm in Iowa. The USDA and CDC found rat, mouse, fly, and bird infestations. All of these pests have the ability to transmit salmonella along with various other diseases. It goes to show you how vital pest protection is in food production facilities. In this case it was illness but it can easily cause death. Certainly you have to put the blame on the facility who carelessly risked public safety by under-valuing pest management.