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SC-SC Update for On-Farm Feed Mills

October 12, 2018

Egg Farmers of Canada has approved a change to the On-Farm Feed Mill section of the Start Clean-Stay CleanTM program that will come into effect on January 10, 2019. The changes clarify what is required for on farm feed mills and allows auditors to review written documentation in lieu ofMore

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