Defenders of Egg Safety

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 other authorities to ensure eggs are safe for consumers. Farms with over 3,000 hens are required to follow the FDA’s Egg Safety Final Rule and safety protocols are followed in each step of production, processing, handling and storage of eggs and egg products.

The United Egg Producers (UEP) is leading the egg industry in assuring that egg farmers provide consumers with a safe, quality product. Many egg farmers also participate in independent, third-party auditing programs that monitor and assure both egg safety and hen well-being through UEP programs or other voluntary programs.

In addition, eggs are regulated through  Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HAACP) systems, Safe Quality Foods and many State Egg Quality Assurance Programs.