Priority Goal FY 2012 OPA
Resources and Performance
(dollars in millions)
FY 2011 Continuing Resolution
FY 2012 President’s Budget
Salmonella enteritidis Activities (CFSAN)
Salmonella enteritidis Activities (ORA)
Salmonella enteritidis Activities (Office of the Commissioner)
FY 2009 Result
FY 2010 Target1
FY 2011 Target1
FY 2012 Target1
Decrease the rate of Salmonella enteritidis (SE) illness in the population (cases per 100,000)
2.6 cases/ 100,000 (Historical Actual: average rate of SE illness from 2007 to 2009)
2.3 cases/ 100,000
2.2 cases/ 100,000
 CDC’s FoodNet system reports pathogen-specific illness data based on the calendar year, not the fiscal year. Therefore, achievement of the annual targets reported here is evaluated based on the calendar year data, not fiscal year data.
A regulation to reduce illnesses from Salmonella enteritidis (SE)has recently been promulgated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA's final egg rule, "Prevention of Salmonella enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production, Storage and Transportation", was published on July 9, 2009. This rule requires shell egg producers to implement controls to prevent SE from contaminating eggs on the farm and from further growth during storage and transportation. The regulation also requires egg producers to maintain records concerning their compliance with the egg rule and to register with FDA. The final rule is expected to reduce SE-associated illnesses and deaths by reducing the likelihood that shell eggs are contaminated with SE. The compliance date is July 9, 2010 for egg producers with 50,000 or more laying hens, and July 9, 2012 for producers with fewer than 50,000 but at least 3,000 laying hens. For persons who must comply with the refrigeration requirements, the compliance date is July 9, 2010. FDA will implement the new regulation by:
- Developing guidance to provide the regulated community with specific information about how to comply with the rule;
- Training investigators so they have the information they need to enforce the regulation;
- Conducting inspections to ensure compliance with the regulation; and
- Using State Contracts to extend the reach of FDA investigators to ensure compliance.
An increase of illnesses from Salmonella enteritidis in shell eggs was detected by CDC in spring of 2010. Investigation revealed that many of these illnesses could be traced back to shell eggs. The impact of this increased rate of illnesses in 2010 on the ability to meet the goal in 2011 is unknown.
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