Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch loses egg cooler in fire
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Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch suffered a fire at in an egg cooler at a facility in Lake Odessa, Michigan.
The fire started around 12 p.m. on February 9, but was contained to the cooler area. Six fire departments from the area responded to the fire, reported the Sentinel Standard. As a result of the fire, officials closed down one nearby road.
The egg cooler, which measured about 70 feet by 100 feet, was considered a total loss. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
No hens were harmed, in the fire, nor were any Herbruck’s workers or emergency responders.
In a statement, Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch said the blaze had no impact on food safety at its farm or production facilities.
Headquartered in Saranac, Michigan, Herbruck’s Poultry ranch is Michigan’s largest egg producer, supplying 60 percent of the state’s eggs. It is also the 13th largest egg company in the United States. According to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch has a flock of 7.35 million hens.
Herbruck’s produces both white and brown conventionally raised eggs, cage-free eggs, organic eggs and nutritionally enhanced eggs.
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