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What measures do farms use to prevent spread of AI?

America’s egg farmers are vigilant in keeping their flocks free from disease and assuring the safety of eggs and egg products provided for customers. Egg farmers employ a number of rigorous biosecurity guidelines, including, but not limited to:

  • Restricting on-farm access to essential employees only;
  • Following on-farm disinfecting procedures such as the use of foot baths;
  • Housing hens indoors to prevent access to wild birds and waterfowl;
  • Limiting movement between farm operations;
  • Requiring protective gear be used at all times for anyone who enters egg farms; and
  • Working closely with animal health experts and veterinarians to monitor flocks.