Federal Register of Legislation - Australian Government

Primary content

Food Standards as made
This instrument replaces a Standard in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
Administered by: Health
Exempt from sunsetting by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 s 94, Legislation Act 2003 s54(1)
Made 20 May 2011
Registered 25 May 2011
Tabled HR 30 May 2011
Tabled Senate 15 Jun 2011

Description: FS_Logo_K

 

Standard 2.2.2 – Eggs

 

The Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand gives notice of the making of this Standard under section 92 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991.  The Standard commences on 26 November 2012.

 

Dated 20 May 2011

 

 

Standards Management Officer

Delegate of the Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand


Standard 2.2.2

 

EGGS

 

 

(Australia only)

 

Purpose and commentary

 

This Standard prohibits the sale or supply of unacceptable eggs for catering and retail sale purposes and requires that eggs for retail sale or catering purposes must be marked with the producers’ or processors’ unique identification.  These requirements do not apply in New Zealand.

 

Table of Provisions

 

1             Interpretation

2             Sale or supply of unacceptable eggs

3             Traceability

 

Clauses

 

1             Interpretation

 

(1)           The definitions in Standard 4.2.5 apply to this Standard.

 

(2)           In this Standard –

 

catering purposes includes food supplied to catering establishments, restaurants, canteens, schools, hospitals, and institutions where food is prepared or offered for immediate consumption.

 

retail sale means sale to the public.

 

2             Sale or supply of unacceptable eggs

 

Unacceptable eggs must not be sold or supplied for catering purposes or retail sale.

 

Editorial note:

 

Under Standard 4.2.5, an ‘unacceptable egg’ is a cracked (including broken) egg or a dirty egg or unprocessed egg pulp.  See Standard 4.2.5 for definitions of cracked eggs and dirty eggs.

 

3             Traceability

 

Eggs for retail sale or for catering purposes must be individually marked with the producers’ or processors’ unique identification.

 

Editorial note:

 

This Standard does not apply in New Zealand as it relates to matters outside the scope of the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand concerning a Joint Food Standards System.