A bill that includes state inspection of more than just chicken eggs has been signed into law by Governor Jay Nixon. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Brian Munzlinger says the bill (SB 329) expands the definition of eggs that are being sold in Missouri.
“Right now, chicken eggs are the only thing that’s being inspected and with guinea, duck and a lot of the other eggs (turkey & goose) that are going for sale at a lot of these places, the Department of Ag has requested that they also be inspected since they are going for human consumption.”
Munzlinger says it is clearly a food safety bill. He tells Brownfield, “I’m sure nobody would want to crack a rotten egg in the skillet in their kitchen. It wouldn’t be good.”
Under the new law, the Missouri Ag Department will inspect for cleanliness and appropriate temperature of all those types of eggs to help prevent disease.