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Company Involved in Egg Recall Defends Safety Record

WASHINGTON - A spokeswoman for one of two Iowa farms involved in a massive egg recall says the firm is ready to cooperate with federal officials conducting an investigation. In a statement, Hinda Mitchell of Wright County Egg said that its management has addressed food safety issues "swiftly and effectively" whenever they have been raised in the past.

Mitchell also said that Wright County Egg, in such circumstances, has worked with "recognized outside experts" to identify and correct operational issues. She said the company is approaching its work with the Food and Drug Administration "in the same forthright manner."

FDA investigators have yet to determine the cause of the salmonella outbreaks, but it could take months because the source is hard to find.

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