On July 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of a draft guidance entitled “Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers Regarding the Final Rule, Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production, Storage, and Transportation.”  The draft guidance provides guidance to egg producers and other persons who are covered by FDA’s final rule including some broiler breeder flocks with surplus eggs.  The draft guidance contains questions FDA has received on the final rule since its publication and responses to those questions.  The guidance can be found at http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/GuidanceDocuments/FoodSafety/ucm262206.htm.  FDA in its Federal Register notice of July 13, 2011, available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-07-13/pdf/2011-17457.pdf, said it will receive comments on the draft version of the guidance document until September 12, 2011.

 

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