Food Safety and Disease Prevention



us egg farmers take the health of their hens and safety of your eggs very seriously as part of that commitment they make disease prevention on the farm a priority that includes following the Food and Drug Administration's egg safety rule which details regulations to reduce the risk of salmonella contamination a major cause of foodborne illness in the u.s. disease prevention begins with biosecurity on the farm including limiting the number of visitors and requiring them to adhere to strict biosecurity standards like wearing boots and coveralls in barns and washing vehicles as they enter and leave the farm cleaning and disinfecting barns preventing wild birds pests and other animals from entering and routinely testing for Salmonella requiring a salmonella prevention plan and participating in unannounced FDA inspections in addition to the FDA egg safety rule farmers work to prevent cell Manilla contamination by caring for and monitoring hens checking feed ingredients pre-screening chicks for Disease vaccinating to prevent salmonella and working with veterinarians to regularly monitor the health of the flock eggs are carefully monitored to on most farms shell eggs move quickly from barns into processing where they're cleaned and sanitized thoroughly inspected packaged refrigerated and shipped fresh the entire egg production process for virtually all US egg farms is regulated by the FDA and includes required testing for Salmonella many states also have state-level egg safety and quality assurance programs as an added measure some farms participate in independent third-party or customer programs each step along the way is to ensure hen health and well-being and the safety of the eggs you and your family enjoy

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