Federal officials have put operators of an Ohio egg farm on notice, citing inadequate precautions against Salmonella Enteritidis that included rodent and fly infestations as well as inadequate employee sanitation practices.
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A plan to chart the routes of transmission for Salmonella species is the reason for a new cooperative agreement between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and North Carolina State University (NC State). Beginning…
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued new guidance Monday to help clarify its 2009 egg rule, which outlined steps egg producers must take in order to reduce Salmonella Enteritidis in shell eggs. FDA uses…
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The Food and Drug Administration has published the final guidance to help egg producers comply with the new FDA egg safety rule.
The “Guidance for Industry: Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production,
Although the government has a new priority of reducing Salmonella Enteritidis (SE), inspectors are still finding unsanitary conditions at big egg farms, which made egg regulations 2011’s 6th most important food safety story.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is going to require a big finish, but it apparently remains on target to complete new egg rule inspections of all 517 American egg producers with 50,000 or
Two-tenths of a penny per dozen. That’s what it costs Pennsylvania farmers to make eggs safer. By disinfecting henhouses, trapping rodents and regularly testing for harmful bacteria, the state’s egg farmers have cut the presence
None of the 300 million dozen shell eggs produced annually by Sparboe Farms are being sold anymore under those Golden Arches. And Target stores began pulling Sparboe eggs from its store shelves late Friday.
Another major egg producer is having trouble complying with the federal government’s new egg rule.
Forsman Farms, producer of Mae’s Eggs, in Cokato, MN, received an Aug. 30 warning letter from the U.S. Food and
A year ago, the national media, spurred on by information from activists organizations, were quick to paint the recall of more than a half billion shell eggs as the work of just one man –agricultural