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USDA Reviewing Information Collection on Inspection of Eggs

Monday, March 09, 2015
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The Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service is accepting through April 8 comments on information collections associated with the regulations for the inspection of eggs.

The Egg Products Inspection Act provides a mandatory inspection program to assure that egg products are processed under sanitary conditions and are wholesome, unadulterated and properly labeled; to control the disposition of dirty and checked shell eggs; to control unwholesome, adulterated and inedible egg products and shell eggs that are unfit for human consumption; and to control the movement and disposition of imported shell eggs and egg products that are unwholesome and inedible.

Forms used to collect information provide methods for measuring workload, record of compliance and noncompliance and a basis to monitor the utilization of funds. AMS uses the information collected to assure compliance with the Act and regulations, to take administrative and regulatory action and to develop and revise cooperative agreements with the states, which conduct surveillance inspections of shell egg handlers and processors.

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