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Mandatory Egg Stamping

5 September 2014

Egg stamping will become mandatory in NSW from 26 November 2014.  NSW egg producers will be required to stamp each egg with a unique identifying mark that will enable traceability back to the farm where it was laid.
The NSW government will make regulatory amendments to ensure small businesses that produce less than 20 dozen eggs a week and sell those eggs direct from the farm gate, will not be required to stamp. Similarly, if the eggs are used for fundraising purposes where they will be cooked, stamping will not be required.
If eggs are not handled or prepared correctly they can become a quick and easy source of Salmonella, a leading cause of food poisining. The NSW Food Authority is playing a vital role in food safety for consumers and this initiative is part of the protection.

For more information regarding egg stamping visit the NSW Food Authority website

http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/industry/industry-sector-requirements/eggs/stamping#.VAli_PmSzhk

 

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