Celebrating National Food Safety Month
August 31, 2012

The purpose of the Egg Safety Center’s blog is to educate consumers on ways to further reduce the incidence of food-borne illnesses related to egg products, as well as serve as a food safety resource for retailers and food service companies in the U.S. In honor of National Food Safety Month in September, I am

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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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