WEST UNION, Iowa -- Inspectors are at the eastern Iowa farm Thursday morning that is linked to a nation-wide recall of more than a half billion eggs and many salmonella cases.
As of now, Hillandale Farms, which are located two miles west of West Union, Iowa, has not put its eggs back on the market.
Three national law firms involved in the salmonella outbreak traced to Iowa egg producers are gathering evidence Thursday morning. They specialize in food poisoning cases and are on site to document what they find for future court cases.
One Texas law firm that represents 150 people nation-wide claiming they got salmonella poisoning from either the Hillandale Farm or Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa, is at the Hillandale Farm Thursday morning.
They're looking for documentation of a long-term history of horrible conditions at the farm. The court order allowing Thursday's inspection by attorneys also required the owner to leave facilities as is so all sides have a fair view of conditions.
The lawyers expect to see signs that Hillandale has tried to seal rodent holes and correct some violations found by a USDA inspector, but they also expect to find evidence to be used in court.
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