The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced a proposed amendment to egg products inspection regulations.

The proposed amendment would require official plants that process egg products to develop Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) systems and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (Sanitation SOPs). The plants would also be required to meet other sanitation requirements consistent with meat and poultry regulations.

The proposal would eliminate current regulatory provisions that are not consistent with meat and poultry regulations. Plants would be required to produce finished egg products that are free of detectable pathogens.

There will be a 120-day comment period when the rule is published in the Federal Register.

  • The likely costs and benefits of the rule;
  • Whether the OLPP rule represents the most innovative and least burdensome way to achieve regulatory ends;
  • And revised calculations and analysis of the OLPP rule.