The FDA has been conducting in-depth awareness meetings with egg farmers nationwide to alert them to the obligations to register and abide by the "Egg Safety Rule" that takes effect this year on July 9, 2012, for farms with 3,000 to 50,000 hens. In the coming months, we at PSU Cooperative Extension will do more training to help you prepare an Se plan; biosecurity plan; monitor, control, and conduct rodent and fly indexing and other procedures. This is a great opportunity to hear directly from the FDA about the rule, the recommended guidance to comply, and how other inspections have gone. This is also a great chance to ask questions with plenty of time to cover all the obligations. Please see the announcement below and consider attending.

Complying with the FDA Egg Safety Rule for Egg Farmers with 3,000 to 50,000 Hens

Presented by
Nancy Bufano, U.S. FDA Food Technologist and author of the Egg Safety Rule


  • FDA'S New Egg Rule
  • Guidance on Compliance with the Rule
  • Overview of Inspections


Wednesday, April 25, 2012
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.


The Lancaster Farm and Home Center

1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, Pa. 17601
(Ground Floor - Pennfield Room)

Directions to Farm and Home Center

West of Lancaster
Rt 30 East to Rt 72 (1st Exit Past Park City); Turn right at ramp stop sign;
Turn left between Conestoga Marine and Jones Honda dealerships.

East of Lancaster
Rt 30 West to Rt 283 West to Rt. 72; Turn left on Rt. 72 going South under the Rt. 30 bypass;

Turn left between Conestoga Marine and Jones Honda dealerships.

There is no cost, but please register by contacting Terri Cravener

at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 814-863-8918, as enrollment is limited.

Additional Training Opportunities:
· May 17, 2012, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
The Lancaster Farm and Home Center