Egg producers are being given guidance on preventing salmonella enteritidis in shell eggs to comply with the Egg Safety Rule.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)is issuing draft guidance with food safety controls to help egg producers who provide their laying hens with outdoor access.
The agency believes the draft guidance will clarify how the Egg Safety Rule applies to their operations so they can efficiently implement the appropriate food safety measures.
The draft guidance describes different types of poultry houses and outdoor access areas and offers practical measures to control by preventing wild birds, rodents, and other animals from entering the outdoor access areas.
Click HERE to read the draft guidance.