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Egg food safety scheme

The risk assessment updated in June 2013:

  • examines new literature
  • examines outbreak data.

The assessment supports continuation of the scheme and notes low levels of familiar common problems and some emerging issues.

  • Egg food safety scheme: periodic review of the risk assessment, June 2013 (pdf 288KB, 15pp)

    Table of contents
    Executive summary
    Introduction
    Update of the 2009 assessment
    - Salmonella Enteritidis
    - Microbiological hazards
    - Prevelance of Salmonella in Australian Eggs
    - Chemical hazards
    Baseline evaluation of the NSW Egg Food Safety Scheme
    - Microbiological survey of egg farms in NSW
    - Survey of NSW egg industry practices and processes
    Conclusion
    References