Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems 

A Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is an FDA-endorsed management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw food production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the final product.

Incredible Egg 

The Incredible Egg website, sponsored by the American Egg Board, has thousands of recipes, egg cooking tips and information on health and nutrition.

National Poultry Improvement Plan 

The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) is a cooperative Federal-State-industry program for controlling certain poultry diseases.

Safe Eggs, Healthy Hens Video 

Disease prevention on egg farms is a top priority. Watch Safe Eggs, Healthy Hens and learn more.

Safe, Nutritious Eggs Video 

Learn how farmers ensure fresh, wholesome eggs are available at your favorite grocery store.  Watch Safe Nutritious Eggs from Hen to Home.

Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program 

The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and managed by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). SQF links primary production certification to food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management certification.

State Egg Quality Assurance Programs 

(EQAP) are organized by some states and based on HACCP principles.

Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal found state EQAPs helped reduce Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) incidents within that state.

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service 

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) administers programs that create domestic and international marketing opportunities for U.S. producers of food, fiber, and specialty crops.

USDA Food Safety and Avian Influenza 

– USDA provides information on avian influenza, food safety and the public health.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 

is the government agency that oversees programs in farm and foreign agricultural services; food nutrition and consumer services; food safety; marketing and regulatory programs; natural resources and environment; research, education and economics and rural development.

UEP “5-Star” Egg Safety Program 

UEP “5-Star” Egg Safety Program is a voluntary program of United Egg Producers. “5-Star” goes beyond FDA Egg Safety Rule requirements to provide egg farmers with a comprehensive, dependable safety program from the farm through processing.

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association 

membership includes producers and processors of broilers, turkeys, ducks, eggs, and breeding stock, as well as allied companies