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Egg Production
on October 1, 2013

Salmonella control for layers with outdoor access

Requirements of the Food and Drug Administration’s Salmonella enteritidis rule are easy to understand for layers that are always kept indoors, but giving hens outdoor access has required some interpretation of the rule.

Egg producers who house hens in management systems that allow for outdoor access have been involved in a tug of war between consumer demand from a market segment that would like birds to be outside on the ground and food safety regulations that require hens to be kept away from…

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