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Changes to SC-SC Program effective January 10, 2019

September 14, 2018

Egg Farmers of Canada is currently reviewing the SC-SC on farm food safety program and as a result, is making the following changes effective January 10, 2019. Element Change & Reason Sanitary outer clothing and a change of boots are required before anyone enters the restricted area of the productionMore


How does Salmonella infect eggs?

August 10, 2018

Salmonella bacteria is a frequent cause of foodborne illness in Canada. Salmonella organisms are spread among birds by two routes: horizontal and vertical transmission. Salmonella Enteritidis is the only one serotype that we know about that infects the hen’s ovaries and can be transmitted to the inside of the eggMore


Shell Quality

July 13, 2018

A hen’s ability to create an egg is quite miraculous. Hens form each egg over a period of about 25 hours. Approximately 21 of those hours are used to form the eggshell – the egg rests in the shell gland where initially some water is added, making the outer whiteMore


Focus on Egg Quality – Haugh Units

June 8, 2018

The Haugh unit (pronounced “how”) is a measure of internal egg quality. Developed by Raymond Haugh in 1937, the Haugh unit is a measure of egg protein based on the height of its egg white (albumen) and the weight of the egg. For this test, an egg is weighed, thenMore