Demand for organic eggs up following egg recall

The recall of half a billion eggs does not include any from New Jersey. Even so, chicken farms in the Garden State say the demand

PRINCETON - The recall of half a billion eggs does not include any from New Jersey. Even so, chicken farms in the Garden State say the demand is up for organic, locally grown eggs.

News 12 New Jersey spoke with Don Melvin, a chicken farmer from Cherry Grove Farm. Melvin says that he's soaking the fresh laid eggs from his farm in detergent as a precaution. After the eggs have been soaked, Melvin puts them out in the farm store for customers.

Melvin says that he stocks his farm store with an average of four baskets of fresh eggs and since the recall they have been selling out by 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. The salmonella outbreak is traced to industrial farms with thousands of chickens kept inside. Melvin's farm has chickens that are free to roam around his farm and don't live in cages.

About 1,300 people have gotten sick from salmonella poisoning, which can include severe vomiting or diarrhea, fever, chills and numbness of the hands. It can last for several days.

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