Monday, November 24, 2014

Egg stamping now compulsory

From this week, all eggs sold in Victoria must be stamped with a farm identification code.  The numbers have been issued by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries to improve food safety. It should also help to reduce egg substitution.
Producers or shops selling eggs which are not stamped should be reported to the local Council Health Department. Council Environmental Halth Officers are responsible for the enforcement of this national standard.


Anonymous said...


Very disappointing to find unstamped 'Family Homestead' free range eggs on sale at Coles Patterson Lakes. After 2 and a 1/2 years to get ready I would have expected better from a free range farmer.

freeranger said...

The are plenty of egg producers out there claiming free range status. Don't believe labels, you won't find genuine free range eggs in major supermarkets.