Egg Petition

Petition by
Matthew Tack

If you have a few chickens scratching in your back yard and occasionally sell a few eggs to your neighbour, or from a stall outside your farm, from 26 November 2013 (2014 in NSW and Victoria), unless your eggs are stamped you will be breaking the law.

This is due to a new national standard that requires eggs to be stamped under the guise of “traceability”, despite limited evidence showing this to be more effective than current packaging requirements.

In Tasmania the regulations will also require that you obtain a licence, lodge a Food Safety Plan (FSP) and pay to have that plan audited (the auditor costs $244 per hour, minimum two hours), regardless of how many birds you have...

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