Documents for food safety in egg processing and production

Food safety documents for egg processing, including codes of practice, risk management programme templates, manuals and guidelines.

Legislation

For Acts and most Regulations and Orders, see the New Zealand Legislation website:

Codes of practice, templates, and plans

Template for egg producers required to register a risk management programme before starting production:

Information pamphlets

The group of organisms comprising a large number of different serotypes of the species Salmonella enterica:

Manuals and guidelines

Food labelling requirements for eggs and egg products [PDF, 520 KB]

Labelling and selling eggs in their shells (shell eggs) [PDF, 407 KB]

Egg legislation roadmap [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Verification

The Operational Code: Verification describes the expectations for recognised agencies and recognised persons performing external verification under the Animal Products Act 1999 (APA).

This Operational Code only applies to businesses that are:

  • producing animal material or products, other than live animals and germplasm, and
  • producing animal material or products for domestic sale, or export without an official assurance.

Operational Code: Verification [PDF, 508 KB]

Scientific research

Horizontal transfer and growth of Salmonella enterica in chicken (Gallus gallus) eggs in New Zealand [PDF, 382 KB]

Risk profile: Salmonella (Non-typhoidal) in and on eggs (2004) [PDF, 867 KB] [PDF, 2.6 MB]

Risk profile: Salmonella (Non-typhoidal) in and on eggs (2011 update) [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Risk profile: Salmonella (Non-typhoidal) in and on eggs (2016 update) [PDF, 1 MB]

Specifications and Notices

Animal Products Notice: Contaminant Specifications [PDF, 748 KB]

Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption [PDF, 1.7 MB]

Waiver of requirement for an independent evaluation report [PDF, 117 KB]

RMP template

The RMP template for eggs has been reviewed to update current legislative requirements and to transfer it into the new 'Know, Do, Show and Reference' format based on a plain English approach.

The revised format clearly sets out what the operators need to know, what they need to do, records they need to show to their verifier and a reference section on the relevant regulatory requirements.

The template reflects the new Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption that came into force on the 2 December 2019. The RMP template for harvesting, candling or packing eggs comes into effect on 3 February 2020 and operators are expected to implement the new template from this date. Your verifier will check compliance of your transition to the new revised RMP template for harvesting, candling or packing eggs on the next scheduled verification visit.

Risk management programme template for harvesting, candling or packing eggs [PDF, 1.2 MB]

These templates expire on 3 February 2020

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Approval for the egg risk management programme template
Information paper
Egg Risk Management Programme Attachment A-P
Template - Alternate Format
Egg Risk Management Programme Attachment Q
Template - Alternate Format
Egg Risk Management Programme Attachment Q
Template - Alternate Format
Egg Risk Management Programme Attachment R
Template - Alternate Format
Egg Risk Management Programme Attachment R
Template - Alternate Format
Risk Management Programme (RMP) Template for Eggs June 2007
Template
Risk Management Programme (RMP) Template for Eggs June 2007
Template
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