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Wet Eggshells (to Landfill)

Wet Eggshells (for Land Application)

Wet Eggshells (for Drying)

Dry Eggshells Product Summary

RISK ASSESSMENT FOR MOVEMENT

The risk assessment for moving dry egg shells is negligible.

OVERVIEW

Dry eggshells are eggshells dried in specialized equipment such as a rotary or belt dryer to a moisture content
of approximately 4 percent. Dry eggshells originating from farms in an HPAI Control Area and moving to a poultry feed mill represent a negligible risk provided that the permit requirements below have been met. Dry eggshells moving to a poultry feed mill may move within or out of the Control Area by permit.

REQUIRED FOR PERMIT
  • Traceability information (premises ID, GPS coordinates, or other)
  • Normal flock production parameters
  • Truck and driver biosecurity
  • Product-specific biosecurity
  • Premises’ (farm of origin) biosecurity measures are acceptable to State and/or Federal officials
  • Completed epidemiological assessment (for premises of origin), with no indication of dangerous contacts
    with Infected Premises
  • For egg breaking premises with poultry onsite, one negative RRT-PCR result is required (one 5-bird or 11-bird pool sample per 50 dead birds from each house on the premises)
TRUCK AND DRIVER BIOSECURITY DETAILS
  • If there are poultry on the premises, the Incident Commander may require the exterior of the transport vehicle be cleaned and disinfected depending on onsite factors
  • The driver should remain inside the cab of the vehicle. If the driver gets out of the vehicle, the cab interior must be cleaned and disinfected, and the driver must wear protective clothing such as disposable boots
    and gloves, and remove them before getting back in the cab
  • The tires and wheel wells (of the truck hauling dry eggshells) must be cleaned and disinfected before leaving the premises of origin within the Control Area
PRODUCT-SPECIFIC BIOSECURITY
  • Dry eggshells are wet eggshells that have been treated with a drying process that reduces moisture content of incoming wet eggshells to 4 percent, or lower, with an exhaust air temperature greater than 200°F
EXAMPLE PERMITTING TIMELINE FOR DRY EGGSHELLS
DOWNLOAD PERMIT EXAMPLEs FOR Dry Egg Shells
Permits for Movement of Dry Eggshells to Poultry Feed Mill
Subsequent Permit for Movement of Dry Eggshells to Poultry Feed Mil

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Wet Eggshells (to Landfill) Product Summary

RISK ASSESSMENT FOR MOVEMENT

The risk assessment for moving wet eggshells (to landfill) is negligible.

OVERVIEW

Wet eggshells are eggshells that have undergone centrifugation or screening to remove adhering liquid inedible egg product, reducing the moisture level to about 16 percent; wet eggshells have not undergone a thermal drying process. Wet eggshells originating from farms in an HPAI Control Area moving to a landfill for disposal represent a negligible risk provided that permit requirements below have been met. Wet eggshells moving to a landfill may move within or out of the Control Area by permit.

REQUIRED FOR PERMIT
  • Traceability information (premises ID, GPS coordinates, or other)
  • Normal flock production parameters 
  • Truck and driver biosecurity
  • Product-specific biosecurity
  • Premises’ (farm of origin) biosecurity measures are acceptable to State and/or Federal officials
  • Completed epidemiological assessment (for premises of origin), with no indication of dangerous contacts with Infected Premises
  • For egg breaking premises with poultry onsite, one negative RRT-PCR result is required before the first movement (one 5-bird or 11-bird pool sample per 50 dead birds from each house on the premises)
  • If all the above are true, a permit can be issued to move wet eggshells to landfill after one negative RRT-PCR result for the first movement within 24 hours prior to movement
TRUCK AND DRIVER BIOSECURITY DETAILS
  • The interior and exterior of the vehicle (including the open bed) is cleaned and disinfected after delivering wet eggshells if traveling to a different poultry premises
  • The driver should remain inside the cab of the vehicle. If the driver gets out of the vehicle, the cab interior must be cleaned and disinfected, and the driver must wear protective clothing, such as disposable boots and gloves, and remove them before getting back in the cab
  • The tires and wheel wells must be cleaned and disinfected before leaving the premises of origin within the Control Area
PRODUCT-SPECIFIC BIOSECURITY DETAILS
  • Wet eggshells are covered by 6 inches of earthen material (or equivalent) immediately after disposal to restrict access to flies, insects, and other vermin
EXAMPLE PERMITTING TIMELINE FOR WET EGGSHELLS TO LANDFILL 
DOWNLOAD PERMIT EXAMPLEs FOR Wet Eggshells to Landfill
Permits For Movement Of Wet Eggshells To Landfill
Subsequent Permit for Movement of Wet Eggshells to Landfill

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Wet Eggshells (for Land Application) Product Summary

RISK ASSESSMENT

The risk assessment for moving wet eggshells (for land application) is negligible.

OVERVIEW

Wet eggshells are eggshells that have undergone centrifugation or screening to remove adhering liquid inedible egg product, reducing the moisture level to about 16 percent; wet eggshells have not undergone a thermal drying process. Wet eggshells originating from farms in an HPAI Control Area moving to an agricultural land application site represents a negligible risk provided that the permit requirements below have been met. Wet eggshells for drying may move within or out of the Control Area by permit.

REQUIRED FOR PERMIT
  • Traceability information (premises ID, GPS coordinates, or other)
  • Normal flock production parameters
  • Truck and driver biosecurity
  • Product-specific biosecurity
  • Premises’ (farm of origin) biosecurity measures are acceptable to State and/or Federal officials
  • Completed epidemiological assessment (for premises of origin), with no indication of dangerous contacts with Infected Premises
  • For egg breaking premises with poultry onsite, two negative RRT-PCR results (each result is one 5-bird or 11-bird pool sample per 50 dead birds from each house on the premises) are required before the first movement of wet eggshells to land application in an outbreak; on an ongoing basis, one negative test per day (one 5-bird or 11-bird pool sample per 50 dead birds from each house on the premises) is sufficient and there is no hold time requirement
  • If all the above are true, a permit can be issued to move wet eggshells to land application site after two negative RRT-PCR results for the first movement and one negative RRT-PCR result for all subsequent movements
TRUCK AND DRIVER BIOSECURITY DETAIL
  • The interior and exterior of the vehicle (including the open bed) is cleaned and disinfected after delivering wet eggshells if traveling to a different poultry premises
  • The driver should remain inside the cab of the vehicle. If the driver gets out of the vehicle, the cab interior must be cleaned and disinfected, and the driver must wear protective clothing, such as disposable boots and gloves, and remove them before getting back in the cab
  • The tires and wheel wells must be cleaned and disinfected before leaving the premises of origin within the Control Area
PRODUCT-SPECIFIC BIOSECURITY DETAILS
  • Wet eggshells from an inline egg-breaking facility are required to be held in a storage pile at the destination premises for two days before land application
  • The land application site for wet eggshells is at least a distance of 3 kilometers away from premises with other commercial poultry
EXAMPLE PERMITTING TIMELINE FOR WET EGGSHELLS FOR LAND APPLICATION
DOWNLOAD PERMIT EXAMPLEs FOR Wet Eggshells for Land Application
Permits For Movement Of Wet Eggshells For Land Application
Subsequent Permit for Movement of Wet Eggshells for Land Application
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Wet Eggshells (for Drying) Product Summary

RISK ASSESSMENT

The risk assessment for moving wet eggshells (for drying) is negligible.

OVERVIEW 

Wet eggshells are eggshells that have undergone centrifugation or screening to remove adhering liquid inedible egg product, reducing the moisture level to about 16 percent; wet eggshells have not undergone a thermal drying process. Wet eggshells originating from farms in an HPAI Control Area moving to drying at a standalone facility without poultry represent a negligible risk provided that the permit requirements below have been met. Wet eggshells for drying may move within or out of the Control Area by permit. 

REQUIRED FOR PERMIT
  • Traceability information (premises ID, GPS coordinates, or other) Normal flock production parameters
  • Truck and driver biosecurity Product-specific biosecurity Premises’ (farm of origin) biosecurity measures are acceptable to State and/or Federal officials
  • Completed epidemiological assessment (for premises of origin), with no indication of dangerous contacts with Infected Premises
  • For egg breaking premises with poultry onsite, one negative RRT-PCR result (one 5-bird or 11-bird pool sample per 50 dead birds from each house on the premises) is required before the first movement of wet eggshells to drying at a standalone facility in an outbreak
  • If all the above are true, a permit can be issued to move wet eggshells to drying at a standalone facility after one negative RRT-PCR result within 24 hours prior to movement
TRUCK AND DRIVER BIOSECURITY DETAILS
  • The interior and exterior of the vehicle (including the open bed) is cleaned and disinfected after delivering wet eggshells if traveling to a different poultry premises
  • The driver should remain inside the cab of the vehicle. If the driver gets out of the vehicle, the cab interior must be cleaned and disinfected, and the driver must wear protective clothing, such as disposable boots and gloves, and remove them before getting back in the cab
  • The tires and wheel wells must be cleaned and disinfected before leaving the premises of origin within the Control Area
PRODUCT-SPECIFIC BIOSECURITY DETAILS
  • Measures should be taken to exclude flies from the truck cab
EXAMPLE PERMITTING TIMELINE FOR WET EGGSHELLS FOR DRYING
DOWNLOAD PERMIT EXAMPLEs FOR Wet Eggshells to Drying
Permits For Movement Of Wet Eggshells To Drying 
Subsequent Permit for Movement of Wet Eggshells to Drying