NOTICE: Australian Eggs has contracted a new scheme administrator to manage the administration of ESA. AUS-MEAT will take over from Scheme Support Services (SSS) from 1 August 2018. It is business as usual with respect to accessing information from the ESA Online database until 31 July 2018. From 1 August 2018 the AUS-MEAT ESA database will be live and operational. Please refer to Australian Eggs for more information at https://www.australianeggs.org.au/.
Following registration and implementation of Egg Standards of Australia (ESA), Egg farmers will have a choice of four Certification Bodies to conduct their ESA audit. All ESA auditors have the required qualifications and experience to conduct egg production audits, the consistency of audit process is closely monitored.
ESA requires that participating egg farmers are audited annually to maintain their certification. In addition, unannounced audits may be conducted at no cost to the farm in response to complaints received from an outside party.
There are three certification level options:
- Level 1 – Basic: An entry level for egg farmers who are new to the egg industry or who have not previously participated in a quality assurance program. Egg farms certified at this level are audited to Level 1 compliance criteria.
- Level 2 – Core: An intermediate level suited to egg farmers with a more developed compliance system and record keeping procedures. Egg farms certified at this level must be audited against both Level 1 and Level 2 compliance criteria.
- Level 3 – Comprehensive: An advanced level suited to egg farmers with a fully developed compliance system and record keeping procedures, to meet the requirements of major retail customers. Egg farms certified at this level must be audited against all three levels of compliance criteria.
To schedule an ESA audit, please see contact details of Certification Bodies below.
AUS-QUAL Pty Ltd
BSI Group ANZ Pty Ltd
P: 02 8877 7193
Merieux Nutrisciences Certification
SGS Australia Pty Ltd