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August 23rd, 2010
03:03 PM ET
August 23rd, 2010
02:18 PM ET

A soldier's goodbye

It's hard describe how thankful I am to Sgt. Randy Shorter and his family for allowing us into their home the day before his deployment. Any soldier's family who has gone through this will tell you every minute is precious and we clearly saw that when we visited Shorter at Fort Campbell. As per tradition, they held a dinner inviting a small group of soldiers in his unit that did not have family nearby they could spend these final hours with before deploying. Randy made BBQ, his wife Sherryl made an amazing rice dish (I almost ate two helpings). One of the most difficult moments was when I spoke to their daughters.They cried, already familiar with the pain of being separated from a parent.


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August 23rd, 2010
05:51 AM ET

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In the wake of the egg recall, will you eat eggs?

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August 23rd, 2010
05:33 AM ET
August 23rd, 2010
05:22 AM ET

Are your eggs safe?

The FDA has a complete list of recalled eggs, their expiration dates, and brands. Check the situation in your state. Here are safety tips.

Washington (CNN) - The companies that have recalled more than half a billion eggs following a salmonella outbreak fell short of safety standards at their farms, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said Sunday.

"There's no question these farms involved in the recall were not operating with the standards of practice we consider responsible," Hamburg told CNN.

She said "about 1,000" people have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak that federal regulators have traced back to two Iowa egg producers. One of those companies said Sunday it is "devastated" by the possible connection between its product and salmonella.

Hillandale Farms of Iowa announced Friday it was recalling more than 170 million eggs. Another 380 million have been recalled by another Iowa producer, Wright County Egg, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration linked the eggs to an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened hundreds of people nationwide.

"We are devastated that our eggs have been implicated in making people sick," Hillandale Farms, one of the largest U.S. producers, said in a statement issued Sunday. "We have never had a product recall in our 45-year history, and it flies in the face of our mission to provide wholesome, nutritious food for the American public. We regret that anyone might have become ill, and the concern and disruption this has caused our customers."

The eggs were shipped to 17 states across the country. The company said it would work with the FDA to review its "every phase of our operation" and fix any problems. Read more

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