USDA proposes HACCP plans, Sanitation SOPs for egg product plants

A new rule has been proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve food safety practices in the egg industry.

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has proposed requiring egg product plants to develop Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) systems — which 93% of egg plants reportedly already use.

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Restaurant industry scrambles to deal with rising egg prices

Egg prices in supermarkets across various parts of the country have tripled as the largest outbreak of avian influenza to ever hit the U.S. has now spread to 21 states, infecting 298 total sites. This is resulting in a carton of 12 extra-large eggs that used to cost 99 cents, now hitting the $3.00 range, […]