Mexico Amends Regulations to Permit Washing of Eggs


The Diario Official of Mexico, equivalent to the U.S. Federal Register has published a rescission of requirements concerning washing of eggs which represented a potential barrier to exports of table eggs to Mexico.

The Mexican Federal Commission on Sanitary Risk Prevention has essentially harmonized regulations with those of the FDA amending NOM-159. Eggs may be washed immediately after collection followed by drying and subsequently either be coated with oil or held under refrigeration.

The amendment to the standard followed negotiations between the FAS and counterparts in Mexico with strong support from the USAPEEC.