UEP Leadership in Egg Safety
One of the top priorities of United Egg Producers is providing leadership and guidance to help egg producers supply a safe, quality product. Farmer-members are committed to ensuring egg safety, to maintaining compliance with all state and federal regulatory programs, and to preventing egg-related pathogens and foodborne illness. UEP demonstrates this commitment through close collaboration with regulatory officials, education of producers and support of research and programs to enhance egg safety. UEP also provides support to its members on food safety, regulatory and recall-specific issues that may affect individual farms or companies, and coordinates as needed with federal, state and local departments of agriculture and public health on localized food safety investigations. UEP continues to strongly communicate egg producer concerns and interests to regulators and legislators concerning enhancements to food safety programs.