The National Chicken Council petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a regulatory change to allow surplus broiler eggs to be pasteurized into egg products under U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service jurisdiction. An existing FDA refrigeration rule requires the broiler chicken industry to discard surplus eggs, and the National Chicken Council argues that allowing sufficient time for the broiler industry to send billions of eggs to breakers would help lower prices for consumers.