Selling Eggs in Louisiana

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by bdcraig, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. bdcraig

    bdcraig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I spoke to a State Official about the laws regarding the sale of backyard eggs and this was his response.

    The NPIP is the National Poultry Improvement Plan and if you join, the state of Louisiana will test your flock for Salmonella for free, once a year and provide you with a Salmonella-Free Certification.

    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_dis_spec/poultry/

    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Debra, thanks for your inquiry and interest in the NPIP and your responsibility to offer safe eggs. Eric Lee with LDAF-Poultry and Eggs responded to my query and said you don’t have to be inspected if you have less than 500 hens. So you should be ok. You cannot offer those as grade a, and I would encourage you to refrigerate them if possible. I see lots of country stores with brown eggs in a basket for sale, and they are most likely growing bacteria.
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  2. blitz1027

    blitz1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Interesting. Do you plan on selling hatching eggs or just just eating eggs?
     
  3. bdcraig

    bdcraig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eating eggs, at least that is what I am looking into right now.
     

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