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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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Meat Institute files lawsuit challenging Proposition 12

California law violates Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, North American Meat Institute says
The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) on October 4 filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12, also known as the Farm Animal Confinement Initiative.
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Daybreak Foods’ permit for over-the-road conveyor tabled

Egg company gets permit for under-the-road permits for water, wastewater and communications lines, but more discussion is needed for over-the-road project permit
The Lake Mills Town Board in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, approved under-the-road permits for Daybreak Foods, but failed to reach an agreement on allowing the egg company the permits needed for an over-the-road feed conveyor.
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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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Cal-Maine expansion gets planning board approval

To increase cage-free egg capacity, company plans to expand its facility near Sugarville, Utah
The planning commission of Millard County, Utah, gave approval to plans submitted by Cal-Maine Foods’ Delta Egg Farms, which hopes to expand its facility in the county.
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