A University of Georgia researcher says he doesn't believe salmonella-contaminated eggs are in Georgia but thinks a recent recall impacting several states could hurt Georgia's billion-dollar poultry industry.
Scott Russell, a scientist specializing in salmonella, says he feels "comfortable" that the eggs in Georgia aren't likely to be among those from a pair of Iowa farms involved in the nationwide recall of millions of eggs. And no cases of the illness have been reported so far in Georgia.
But Russell says he still worries the salmonella scare could hurt Georgia's poultry industry because people don't look at companies and dates involved in recalls — rather, they often just get worried and abandon a product.
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