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General Circular - Salmonella Enteritidis testing requirements - due by 1 October

8 Sep 2020

The NSW Food Authority is contacting egg producers to ensure they have the information and resources available to help meet the new testing requirements of the Biosecurity (Salmonella Enteritidis) Control Order.

We recently advised of a grace period so egg producers can investigate how to implement mandatory testing at their farm or facility before first samples and tests are due to be completed by 1 October 2020.

From 1 October, BFS compliance officers will be seeking evidence of testing as part of routine inspections.

To assist in the implementation, new and updated resource materials are available on the NSW DPI website. 

Guides and FAQs

These materials have been developed for any producers looking to conduct their own sampling and testing. 

We also encourage you to join theNational Salmonella Enteritidis Monitoring and Accreditation Program (NSEMAP) as a low cost, proven and effective way to demonstrate that your farm or facility is free of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE).

Where can I get more information? 

For more information or to find and download other SE resources, visit the NSW DPI website or call the Helpline on 1800 680 244.

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