Two New York State legislators want to require farmers in the state to vaccinate their chickens against salmonella.
State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh announced their proposal Sunday in front of a Lower East Side supermarket. Their idea comes after a nationwide recall of hundreds of millions of eggs. None of the recalled eggs came from New York.
The legislators say that vaccinations costing one penny per dozen eggs could nearly eliminate the more than 100,000 salmonella cases each year in the U.S. if all states had such a law.
They plan to formally introduced the legislation this week.