Zeagold Foods operates a Risk Management Programme (RMP) under the Animal Products Act 1999. This involves identifying through the production chain any potential risks to product safety and wholesomeness. A hazard analysis process is in place to control those risks identified and is backed up by a series of checks and records to demonstrate we are meeting our legal obligations.
The RMP process involves independent auditing of our farms, feed mills and grading and packing centres by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) verification services. In addition, the company undertakes self-audits of all its operations to ensure that the standards and procedures we have set are being fully complied with, throughout the egg production chain. At the same time we are independently monitored and audited by MAF.
We were one of the first operations to have an approved RMP, working closely with the NZFSA (New Zealand Food Safety Authority) now MPI in their development.
All our pasteurised egg products are produced to USDA standards which sets criteria for the combination of time, temperature and flow of egg through the pasteurisation process. Samples from each batch are sent for independent microbiological analysis as part of our positive release procedure.
Zeagold Foods is licensed to export. Our Dunedin and Fernside sites are certified to supply into Singapore which has stringent AVA quality standards. http://www.zeagold.co.nz/quality/best-before-dates
Contact us for details:
Phone 0800 FOR EGGS - (0800 367 344)