Eggs from Farm to Fork
February 18, 2015

Updated:  May 2, 2018 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. First, egg farmers across the country are committed to providing the best care possible to their

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Egg Safety Starts at the Farm
December 29, 2014

Egg safety extends across the supply chain from the delivery truck, processing plant to the grocery store, but it starts on the farm. U.S. egg farmers know the care they provide their hens helps ensure the safety of the eggs you feed your family.

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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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