Monday, July 29, 2013

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Releases Draft Guidance for Egg Safety Rule Compliance

On July 23, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration released draft guidance to help egg producers, who provide their laying hens with outdoor access, comply with the Egg Safety Rule. The FDA’s goal is to help producers prevent Salmonella in shell eggs through the implementation of food safety measures. The draft guidance offers measures to control SE at a number of different types of poultry houses and outdoor access areas by preventing wild birds and other animals from entering outdoor access areas and advice for conducting environmental sampling for SE.

All interested parties are invited to comment on the draft guidance.  Previous guidance has been published by the FDA dealing with the Egg Safety rule with the most recent release in August, 2012.

For more information, please see the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition/FDA Constituent Update.
Written by Sarah Doyle - Research Assistant
The Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center
July 29, 2013

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