South Australian Legislation

Food safety standard and accreditation for egg producers

The Primary Produce (Food Safety Schemes) (Egg) Regulations 2012 commenced on 1 March 2012. These regulations establish the Egg food safety scheme.

The scheme sets out requirements for an egg producer which include:

Egg producer requirements

Producers involved in one or more of the following activities must be accredited under the scheme:

  • If they have more than 50 laying birds.
  • Produce and sell eggs to a food business such as a supermarket, café, hotel or bakery.
  • Produce and sell eggs to another egg producer.
  • Produce and sell eggs at a market (e.g. a farmers’ market).
  • Produce and sell eggs by wholesale.

Backyard producers

If you have a few chickens in your backyard and just give eggs to family and friends you don't have to  be accredited. However, if you sell your eggs to a food business, or any other relevant business, then you will need to be accredited.


For further details contact:  PIRSA Food Safety Program, GPO Box 1671 ADELAIDE SA 5001

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