on March 23, 2010
United Egg Producers meets with legislators
Salmonella, hen housing guidelines to be discussed
The government relations committee of
United Egg Producerswill be reviewing a number of issues with federal legislators, according to the association’s newsletter, United Voices. Topics to be discussed include welfare and implementation of the FDA rule on salmonella, which is due to take effect on July 9, 2010. These topics have been raised at the level of the House Agriculture Committee and with FDA regulators. HR 4733 would require the U.S. government to purchase eggs only from facilities meeting guidelines similar to those outlined in California’s Proposition 2.