News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

Jerry Dreyer

Jerry Dreyer has worked in the poultry industry in global marketing and sales roles in animal health and genetics companies. He now assists clients with market and product development, communications, research and marketing projects. JerryKDreyer@gmail.com.

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How layer vaccination can effectively control Salmonella

Vaccination programs using live vaccines and inactivated bacterins have become important components of the egg industry's Salmonella control programs.
Producers have invested heavily in the past to reduce the incidences of Salmonella Enteriditis (SE) in table eggs with refrigeration, improved cleaning and disinfection of facilities, enhanced biosecurity, better pest control, testing, and record-keeping. An additional option that has widely been included in SE control programs has been the use of live Salmonella vaccines and inactivated bacterins.
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Pest control 10 years after FDA's Egg Safety Rule

Pest management has become an important function in egg production and processing to ensure a safe and valuable product for consumers.
Table egg production companies have worked hard to develop and implement pest management programs to help reduce the risk of Salmonella contamination and other potential problems that could result in financial loss.
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How egg sanitation, grading advances improve safety

Advances in egg washing and grading equipment have been designed to enhance the safety and quality of eggs by employing new technologies and being easy to clean and sanitize.
New egg washing and grading systems that employ ultraviolet light, lasers and machine-learning enhance egg safety and quality.
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