Vaccinate Your Chickens! NY Pols Demand Shots to Fight Salmonella
A national recall has affected at least 43 people in Los Angeles County.
Sunday, Aug 29, 2010 Updated at 4:00 PM EST
Two New York State legislators are introducing a bill requiring farmers to vaccinate their chickens against salmonella.
State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh introduced the proposal Sunday in front of a Lower East Side supermarket in the wake of a nationwide recall of hundreds of millions of eggs.
The legislators say that vaccinations costing one penny per dozen eggs would nearly eliminate the more than 100,000 salmonella cases each year in the United States.
Copyright Associated Press / NBC New York