The FDA encourages all shell egg producers to continue to comply with applicable requirements of 21 CFR part 118 (the Egg Safety Rule). However, due to the increased consumer demand for eggs sold directly to consumers in retail establishments, the FDA is providing temporary flexibility to allow producers who currently only sell eggs to facilities for further processing to sell to the table egg to supermarkets. This flexibility will help egg producers to meet the increased demand for shell eggs by consumers at retail locations. The FDA rule for “Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production, Storage, and Transportation” requires producers of shell eggs that are sold directly to consumers to implement measures to prevent Salmonella Enteritidis from contaminating eggs on the farm and from further growth during storage and transportation. This policy is intended to remain in effect only for the duration of the public health emergency related to COVID-19.@ https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/temporary-policy-regarding-enforcement-21-cfr-part-118-egg-safety-rule-during-covid-19-public-health
FDA provides temporary policy for the enforcement of the egg safety rule during the COVID-19 emergency
Temporary Policy on Enforcement of Egg Safety Rule for COVID-19
Temporary guidance to provide producers of shell eggs that normally would be sent to facilities for processing the flexibility to sell eggs to retailers.