Hygiene inspections and populations at egg production sites in England and Wales
The Animal and Plant Health Agency carry out egg hygiene inspections on behalf of the Food Standards Agency to ensure compliance with hygiene and safety regulations at hen egg producing establishments. An annual report of key performance indicators is produced, including numbers of inspections and follow up visits, enforcement actions undertaken and levels of compliance. Compliant establishments are those where no improvements are needed. Figures are also provided for Production Population including details of types of production, numbers of units and numbers of hens.