As a California egg consumer, you may have noticed a NEW statement on your egg
carton. The “California Shell Egg Food Safety Compliant” or the abbreviated “CA SEFS
Compliant” statement means that the eggs you’re purchasing have gone through added
measures to reduce the risk of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) contamination, as specified
in California Code of Regulation Title 3 Section1350 (3 CCR 1350). SE is the number
one food borne illness associated to raw shell eggs.
The California shell egg industry worked closely with the California Department of Food
and Agriculture to develop this regulation. Both entities are ever mindful to assure that
healthful, wholesome and safe eggs are available to California consumers.
For more information please visit http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/mpes/esqm.html