Egg Safety Programs
Commercial egg farmers in the U.S. meet or exceed all regulatory programs for food safety, including compliance with FDA’s Egg Safety Rule and relevant state food safety rules. Egg production in all states is closely regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and other authorities to ensure eggs are safe for consumers. Egg farmers work with federal and state officials, veterinarians and poultry scientists to develop proactive ways to monitor and control Salmonella on the farm. In addition, many egg farms participate in independent, third-party auditing programs that monitor and assure both egg safety and hen well-being. Egg farmers continue to work hard to prevent Salmonella within laying flocks and throughout egg processing.