egg code

Why stamping eggs? The new standard was developed in response to the large number of foodborne illness outbreaks suspected of being linked to eggs or egg products, particularly cracked and dirty eggs which have been a key cause of contamination. The standard requires that by November 2012 all Australian eggs will need to be individually stamped, with information concerning the place of origin. The standard requires all eggs including duck and quail to have their shells stamped with a unique identifier, enhancing traceability back to the farm in the event of a food-related illness.