Saturday, December 29, 2018
The Victorian Government has trashed requirements for egg farm annual inspections by Councils which ensured compliance with food safety regulations. Councils no longer have any role with the registration of egg farms. Our Council Bass Coast Shire told us “All businesses that sell eggs now fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources”. The government has failed to advise of any proposed inspection requirements.The mega department of DEDJR incorporates Agriculture and we believe that this bureaucratic change will allow more dodgy egg producers to set up businesses without any scrutiny because the Department has few extension staff to undertake inspections, it follows the ludicrous political decision to allow eggs produced in intensive facilities to be labeled free range.
Saturday, December 22, 2018
The farm is back on-line now after last week's electrical storm took out our phone line and fried the modem. We have a new Net Comm Wireless modem bought when we were supposed to be connected to the National Broadband Network.It's finally being put to work after lying on the office floor for 6 or 7 months.
Our eggs are now stocked at Macca's Farm, Glen Forbes. They have a wide range of produce including Angus beef, free range pork, lamb, strawberries - and now our eggs.