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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One thing we all agree on
June 21, 2012

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg stirred up the proverbial hornet’s nest in late May when he argued for banning the sale of sweetened drinks larger than 16 ounces in restaurants in his city. Bloomberg’s announcement once again has Americans asking: What is the appropriate role for the government in food policy? How consumers view government

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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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