Egg safety starts on the farm: regulations & safeguards
November 4, 2015

Egg farmers, government inspectors and everyone involved in egg production want to keep the U.S. egg supply to be as safe as possible, since their friends and family eat the eggs they produce.  Egg farmers have a long history of promoting food safety with oversight from multiple government agencies. Shell eggs produced in the U.S.

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Egg Farmers Provide Safe Eggs, Top Hen Care
June 9, 2015

U.S. egg farmers are committed to providing excellent care of their hens and ensuring the safety of the eggs they produce for you and your family.

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Eggs from Farm to Fork
February 18, 2015

Ever wonder how the eggs you had for breakfast made it from the farm to your plate? There are many steps along the way to ensure the safety and quality of the eggs you eat.

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Defenders of Egg Safety
January 29, 2015

Nothing is more important to egg farmers and the egg industry than the safety of the eggs you feed your family. A number of regulations and safeguards are in place to ensure the safety of the U.S. egg supply. The majority of today’s egg farms are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and

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On the Menu: Labeling Reminds Consumers of Potential Foodborne Illness
March 6, 2013

One of my favorite breakfast restaurants is J. Christopher’s. If you haven’t been to one, you have to go! My plate of choice is their Eggs Christopher: two poached eggs, smoked turkey, bacon and sliced tomato on top of an English muffin with Hollandaise sauce. YUM!!! While searching the menu of your favorite breakfast restaurant

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FDA Issues Final Q&A Guidance Document for Egg Safety Rule
August 24, 2012

Egg producers have been working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for over 10 years on ways to ensure consumers receive safe, high quality eggs. In an effort to prevent Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) in shell eggs and reduce the incidences of foodborne illness, FDA, with input from industry, allied companies, and academia, implemented

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For egg safety questions on the go—just “Ask Karen”
August 9, 2012

Wondering why eggs should be refrigerated? Are you unclear about the dates on an egg carton? There’s an app for that. Meet “Ask Karen”, your virtual assistant for egg safety. Since its debut in May 2011, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) Mobile Ask Karen app has answered thousands of questions on the

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FDA Inspections Ensures Compliance, Safe Eggs
February 24, 2012

 In July 2010, shell egg producers with 50,000 or more laying hens became subject to the Food and Drug Associations (FDA)Egg Safety Rule, which requires producers to implement measures to reduce the chance of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) contaminating eggs on the farm. As part of the Rule, egg producers are required to undergo inspections conducted

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Breaking Down the Egg Safety Rule: Diversion of eggs from the table egg market
November 15, 2011

The main goal of the FDA Egg Safety Rule is to reduce the number of human Salmonella Enteritidis infections from eggs. The required preventative measures discussed in the last few blogs do just that—reduce and/or prevent the transmission of SE onto the farm and therefore significantly lowering the risk foodborne illness from contaminated eggs. The

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Breaking Down the Egg Safety Rule: Cleaning, Disinfection and Refrigeration
November 8, 2011

When developing the final rule to prevent contamination of shell eggs with Salmonella Enteritidis, FDA recognized that cleaning and disinfection of poultry houses as well as refrigeration of eggs were two ways to control growth of SE, if it is present, in the farm environment and the egg itself. While poultry houses are kept quite

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