Egg industry spokesman: New rule likely won't cause big price hikes

WASHINGTON A new federal regulation aimed at preventing sickness from salmonella in eggs should not cause significant price hikes, said a spokesman for a leading egg producers group.

The Food and Drug Administration announced new rules earlier this week that will require producers to take preventative measures during the production of shelled eggs in poultry houses and subsequent refrigeration during storage and transportation.

Howard Magwire, vice

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