MAY 9, 2008: The Food Standards Agency is to seek comments on new draft guidance plans on improving hygiene regulations for egg production.

The key proposals of the plan are to provide guidance for enforcement bodies on typical inspection points on egg production farms, provide a standardised farm inspection report form for use when conducting hygiene inspections and provide guidance notes to accompany the farm inspection report form that give details of the relevant parts of the appropriate legislation. They hope to make the guidance available to enforcement bodies, trade organisations and egg producersEnforcement of the new requirements on egg production sites will be undertaken on behalf of the Agency by the Egg Marketing Inspectorate in England and Wales, Eggs and Poultry Unit in Scotland and DARD Quality Assurance Branch in Northern Ireland.

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