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FDA Update

Apr 19, 2013

Ms. Nicole Clausen of the FDA provided an update on progress in implementing the Egg Safety Rule at the 2013 Egg Industry Forum held in Saint Louis April 16th-17th.

During the period January through September 31st 2013, the FDA carried out 64 new inspections and 31 follow-up inspections.  The latter were motivated by Voluntary Action or Required Action letters.  Of the 187 drag samples collected during inspections, seven yielded SE.

During the nine-month period, 48 No Action inspections were recorded. There were 35 Voluntary Action and 18 Required Action inspections.  There were 36 FDA Form 483s issued and 17 warning letters.  There were neither injunctions nor seizures during the period under review.


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