Michigan mandates plant COVID-19 testing

August 6, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued an Emergency Order requiring COVID-19 testing for agricultural and food processing employees. The order requires workplace safety measures in meat and poultry processing plans …

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FDA issues guidance for labeling and further processors

April 9, 2020

UEP staff and consultants have been in constant communication with the FDA, petitioning it to take actions to increase the supply of eggs at retail. As a result, FDA  issued the following  guidance: Packaging and …

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Bulk egg sales

March 26, 2020

The question of bulk egg sales on flats at retail has been a topic of conversation due to the fear of a potential carton shortage. Unfortunately, due to state egg laws and regulations, each state’s requirements …

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Regulators modify inspections

March 26, 2020

In light of the need for protective measures against COVID-19, regulatory agencies have adjusted their inspection practices. The Food and Drug Administration has “temporarily postponed all domestic routine surveillance facility inspections. These are facility inspections …

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Hendricks promoted to national shell egg supervisor

February 20, 2020

Jeff Hendricks has been selected as the National Shell Egg Supervisor for USDA Agriculture Marketing Services Livestock and Poultry program (AMS L&P).  In this role, Hendricks will lead all policy/regulatory development activities for grading, certification, …

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