Washed and Sanitized Shell Eggs (Download Risk Assessment)

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Washed and Sanitized Shell Eggs (to Premises without Poultry) Product Summary

RISK ASSESSMENT FOR MOVEMENT 

The risk assessment for moving washed and sanitized shell eggs (moving to premises with poultry) is negligible.

OVERVIEW 

Washed and sanitized shell eggs originating from egg farms in an HPAI Control Area where RRT-PCR results are negative for HPAI that are moving to a premises without poultry represent a negligible risk, provided that the permit requirements below have been met.Washed and sanitized—in a 100-200 ppm chlorine solution—shell eggs moving to a premises without poultry and destined for food service, retail marketing, further processing, or breaking are considered a negligible risk and 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
  • Negative RRT-PCR result for HPAI (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 washed and sanitized shell eggs (to premises without poultry) off the premises to a storage or holding area
  • 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
  • Second negative RRT-PCR result for HPAI (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 washed and sanitized shell eggs to market for eggs that were collected 2 days earlier
TRUCK AND 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 
  • The transport vehicle shall be sealed by farm or company personnel under the authorization of the Incident Command
  • Egg-handling materials used in the transport of eggs to breaking or further processing must be destroyed at the final destination or cleaned and sanitized (following accepted procedures)
Example Permitting Timeline for Washed and Sanitized Shell Eggs (to Premises without Poultry)

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Washed and Sanitized Shell Eggs (Moving to Premises With Poultry)

RISK ASSESSMENT FOR MOVEMENT

The risk assessment for moving washed and sanitized shell eggs (moving to premises with poultry) is low.

OVERVIEW

Washed and sanitized shell eggs originating from egg farms in an HPAI Control Area where RRT-PCR results are negative for HPAI that are moving to a premises with poultry represent a low risk, provided that the permit requirements below have been met. Washed and sanitized—in a 100-200 ppm chlorine solution—shell eggs moving to a premises with poultry are considered to be of low risk and 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
  • Negative RRT-PCR result for HPAI (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 washed and sanitized shell eggs (to premises with poultry) off the premises to a storage or holding area
  • 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
  • Second negative RRT-PCR result for HPAI (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 washed and sanitized shell eggs to market for eggs that were collected 2 days earlier
TRUCK AND 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
  • The transport vehicle shall be sealed by farm or company personnel under the authorization of the Incident Command
  • Egg-handling materials used in the transport of eggs to breaking or further processing must be:
    1. destroyed at the final destination, or
    2. cleaned and sanitized (following accepted procedures) and returned to the premises of origin without contacting materials going to other premises
EXAMPLE PERMITTING TIMELINE FOR WASHED AND SANITIZED SHELL EGGS (TO PREMISES WITH POULTRY)

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