ESA is structured into three levels to enable egg farmers to join the program at the level that best suits their business needs and customer requirements.
- 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.
The structure is aimed at encouraging broad industry participation and improved compliance outcomes as egg farmers transition through Level 1 and Level 2 over a two year period.
To register your interest in joining ESA, please complete the form below. A copy of the Egg Standards of Australia and Rules will be sent to you within 1-2 business days.