SILVER SPRING, Md. Investigators at the Food and Drug Administration will check the 600 largest egg production facilities in the United States over the next 15 months, with the help of state and local partners.
The FDA's efforts are part of a new egg safety rule that went into effect in July, following a salmonella outbreak. Nearly 1,500 cases of illnesses were reported, according to FDA Consumer Health Information.
The announcement was posted on the agency's website.