United States Department of Agriculture
A drought in the central United States has reduced hay production, cattle’s main meal. With less to feed them, ranchers are cutting back, too. Cattle production is down to a level not seen since the 1950s.
Julia Thomas at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op says salmonella cases like the one affecting Foster Farms are good for the organic food movement.
Ask most shoppers and they’ll tell you the brand of chicken linked to the salmonella outbreak and they’ll say Foster Farms. But CBS13 learned shoppers could find it difficult to find chicken that’s not associated with the outbreak.
As of Thursday afternoon, 278 people were infected with seven outbreak strains across the United States—213 of those cases are spread across 34 counties in California. No deaths have been reported.