Use Egg Product Safety to Cut Your Risk for Foodborne Illness
November 28, 2011

Food safety can present a challenge during the holiday season as it’s probably not the first thing you think about when making holiday goodies. In order to protect you and your guests from food-borne illnesses, it is important to follow certain safety measures when cooking with eggs, including preventing cross contamination and consuming raw or

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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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Breaking Down the Egg Safety Rule: Biosecurity and Pest Control Programs
October 14, 2011

In 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a rule that set out several measures to be taken by egg producers to prevent the contamination of shell eggs with Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) during egg production. Two of the most important measures include biosecurity and pest control. Biosecurity is a set of practices put in

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Breaking Down the Egg Safety Rule: Introduction and Chick Procurement
September 20, 2011

In 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a rule that set out several measures to be taken by egg producers to prevent the contamination of shell eggs with Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) during egg production. These measures include Procurement of “SE Clean” chicks Implementation of biosecurity and pest control programs Environmental and egg testing

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Understanding Vaccinations in the Egg Industry
August 18, 2011

Vaccines used in the food animal industry not only to help fight animal disease but prevent human illness by lowering the risk that consumers come in contact with contaminated food. Vaccines are weakened or killed organisms, such as a bacteria or virus, that when ingested causes an antibody response to produce future protection against the

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What is that symbol on my egg carton? Free Range Eggs
July 14, 2011

  This week we are focusing on the free range label you see on the egg cartons at your local grocery store and how that label relates to food safety.

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What is that symbol on my egg carton? Focusing on USDA Certified Organic eggs
June 27, 2011

  Last week, I focused on the two prevalent animal welfare labels you see on egg cartons – UEP Certified Modern Cage and UEP Certified Cage-free. This blog focuses on USDA Certified Organic eggs and how this label is related to food safety.

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What is that symbol on my egg carton?
June 16, 2011

You go to your local supermarket and begin your grocery shopping. Near the end of your shopping experience you make it to the refrigerated area where you want to pick up a carton of eggs. As you look down into the egg case, you realize there are so many choices!! How do you choose?

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Floods, Earthquakes and Tornados – Oh My!
June 7, 2011

There have been several natural disasters and severe weather storms this year. During a natural disaster or weather crisis, it is important to know the proper precautions to take to keep you and your family safe from food-borne illness. This also goes for the food you store and eat.   To minimize the potential for foodborne

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