I am new to buying eggs online and I bought some eggs off of Ebay (haven't received them yet) and got to wondering about safety and a state's requirements of importing eggs. I know that when I ordered my chicks, I got them from an NPIP participating hatchery (Cackle Hatchery) and they provided me with USDA for VS 9-3. Does this apply to eggs too? Oregon State's ODA Import Requirements state (in part): Poultry - except ratites A. shipped from a flock which is not an NPIP participant must have 1. a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued no more than 30 days prior to entry, 2. a negative test for Salmonella pullorum-typhoid, and 3. an import permit number. B. shipped direct from a flock which is an NPIP participant and must be shipped on USDA form VS 9-3, with no other requirements. Nothing is mentioned about eggs in the whole "Import Requirements for Birds and Poultry" section. I believe that I read that the Salmonella pollorum-typhoid is transmittable through eggs. I contacted the seller and she said: "I do not participate in the NPIP Program at this time. My flock is tested yearly in order for my children to show at our county fair but I do not provide any negative paperwork with my eggs." I have to believe that this not uncommon. If you do a search on Ebay for "hatching eggs" you come up with more than 600 listings and that is only one source. Is this something that I should be so worried about that I need to destroy the eggs upon arrival and not do it again? I would appreciate your help, experience and expertise on this one.