Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration: Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production, Storage, and Transportation
GAO-09-901R: Jul 24, 2009
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new rule on the prevention of salmonella enteritidis in shell eggs during production, storage, and transportation. GAO found that (1) the final rule requires shell egg producers to implement measures to prevent Salmonella Enteritidis (salmonella) from contaminating eggs on the farm and from further growth during storage and transportation. Further, this rule requires producers to register with the FDA and to maintain records concerning their compliance with the rule; and (2) FDA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.