FDA lists upcoming guidance documents

February 3, 2022

The FDA updated a list of guidance documents it plans to issue this year, notably adding one that will describe how plant-based alternatives to animal-derived foods may be labeled. The list includes several topics that …

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Federal agencies lay out regulatory plans

January 6, 2022

Federal agencies, including the USDA and FDA, plan an array of actions in 2022 that will affect the egg industry. The plans, laid out in a “unified regulatory agenda” that is updated twice a year, …

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FDA issues final rule for lab accreditation

December 9, 2021

The FDA issued a final rule establishing the Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF) program as required by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. Under the LAAF program, the FDA will recognize accreditation bodies …

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Califf nominated to head FDA

November 18, 2021

President Joe Biden nominated Dr. Robert Califf as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, an agency with critical responsibilities for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic as well as regulatory oversight over shell eggs. Califf, an …

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93.7% of Salmonella illness not attributed to eggs

October 21, 2021

According to a new inter-agency report, eggs caused just 6.3 percent of Salmonella illnesses in 2019. Chicken, fruits, pork and seeded vegetables each accounted for more than 12 percent of the illnesses, based on multi-year …

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