What's New ? - 2020

What's New ? - 2020

US rolls back U.S. inspection rules for egg products

9 September, 2020

The USDA will stop requiring U.S. plants that produce egg products to have full-time government inspectors. Under a new rule that takes effect immediately, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow companies to use different food-safety systems and procedures designed for their factories and equipment. This move will ease government regulations over the nation's food system. Some inspectors and public-interest groups have warned food safety may suffer as a result.
The new rule affects 83 plants that USDA has been inspecting. USDA will also assume oversight from the Food and Drug Administration of additional facilities that produce egg substitutes.
Inspectors will visit plants once per shift, instead of being there whenever egg products are being processed.
The change, first proposed in 2018, makes inspections consistent with those for meat and poultry products.