Please see our July 12 posting for discussion of the new Shell-Egg Rule (74 FR 33030) which entered into effect on July 9, 2010 for producers with 50,000 or more layers at one farm. Below we have posted the Draft Guidance document issued this week. Please note there are additional modified Rules for Small Entities. Producers with 3,000 but fewer than 50,000 layers at one farm have a July 9, 2012 Compliance Date. Producers with fewer than 3,000 layers at a single farm are exempt.

A link to the Small Entity Compliance Guide is provided below: