Nest Run Shell Eggs (Download Risk Assessment)

RISK ASSESSMENT

The risk assessment for moving nest run shell eggs is low.

OVERVIEW

Nest run shell eggs (eggs that have been packed as they come from the production facilities without having been washed and sanitized) originating from egg farms in an HPAI Control Area where RRT-PCR results are negative for HPAI moving to processing represent a low risk, provided that permit requirements below have been met. Nest run shell eggs moving to premises without poultry 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
  • Two negative RRT-PCR results for HPAI (each result is 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 nest run eggs to processing after two negative RRT-PCRs and a 2-day hold, where at least one RRT-PCR result is from a pooled sample taken on the second day of holding or later
TRUCK & DRIVER BIOSECURITY DETAILS 
  • The cargo interior and exterior of the transport vehicle must be cleaned and disinfected
  • 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 also be cleaned and disinfected before leaving the premises within
    the Control Area
PRODUCT-SPECIFIC BIOSECURITY
  • Nest run shell eggs must be moved directly and only to a premises without poultry for washing and sanitizing, breaking, or further processing
  • The transport vehicle shall be sealed by farm or company personnel under the authorization
    of the Incident Command
  • Egg-handling materials must be:
    1. destroyed at the destination plant or cleaned and sanitized (following accepted procedures), or
    2. returned to the premises of origin after at least 24 hours have elapsed since these materials were moved from the farm and without contacting materials going to other premises
  • New paper or fiber flats must be used for hand gathered eggs
EXAMPLE PERMITTING TIMELINE FOR NEST RUN EGGS

DOWNLOAD PERMIT EXAMPLES FOR Nest Run Shell Eggs EGGS (PDF FORMAT)
Initial Permit for Movement of Nest Run Eggs to Move To Off-Farm Location (Without Poultry) for Washing and Sanitizing, Breaking, or Processing
Subsequent Permit for Movement of Nest Run Eggs to Move to Off-Farm Location (Without Poultry) for Washing and Sanitizing, Breaking or Processing