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State puts hold on 4.3 million eggs

by 5m Editor
27 February 2006, at 12:00am

OHIO - The state Department of Agriculture has embargoed about 4.3 million eggs at an Ohio Fresh Eggs operation in Licking County. A food-safety investigation last week found the state&#39;s largest egg farm had been storing the eggs at room temperature. State law requires eggs to be stored under refrigeration in a controlled environment below 45 degrees. A temporary restraining order issued by the Licking County Common Pleas Court on Friday is meant to keep the company from further violating the state&#39;s food safety and egg production laws. The agriculture department will seek a preliminary injunction against the company on Tuesday. In September, Agriculture Director Fred Dailey proposed to revoke the company&#39;s operating permits for providing false information on its permit application. A hearing on that matter has been set for June 6. <i>Source: Dayton Daily News</i>

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