An egg’s journey from hen to home

January 17, 2020

UEP farmer-members are egg farmers,  many led by multiple generations, and proudly represent about 90 percent of all egg production in the United States. Egg farmers provide excellent care for their hens, produce safe, nutritious …

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USDA Outlines Key Sanitation Expectations

December 12, 2019

Jeff Hendricks, assistant national supervisor for shell eggs for USDA Agriculture Marketing Services (AMS), presented comprehensive information about the agency’s sanitation requirements and changes to the pre-operational sanitation report in a webinar on December 10. …

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FDA Public Meeting on New Era of Smarter Food Safety

November 7, 2019

UEP Senior VP of Regulatory Affairs Oscar Garrison, along with consultant Randy Green, attended the FDA public meeting on October 21 in Washington, D.C. The meeting was held to outline the agency’s vision and gain …

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“Eggceptional” Start for Shell Egg Academy

October 3, 2019

The first Shell Egg Academy provided participants with a comprehensive overview of relevant topics for live hen production and egg safety. Organized by Dr. Darrin Karcher, Extension Poultry Specialist from Purdue University, poultry scientists and …

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AMS Updates Guidance for Commodity Shell Egg Deliveries

October 3, 2019

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), working with USDA Food Nutrition Service, has updated the Commodity Procurement guidance document to educate recipients and transportation companies on the importance of properly assessing ambient temperatures. The guidance is specifically …

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