Why Choose Eggs produced under the Bord Bia Quality Assurance Scheme?
Ireland is one of only four EU countries (the other three are Scandinavian) which have an EU approved salmonella plan. This places Ireland in the world premier league in terms of salmonella prevention and control. Under the plan all egg farms are tested and monitored by the Department of Agriculture and Food.
The Bord Bia Quality Assurance Scheme
This scheme is designed to build on the general high health status of the country's laying flock by introducing further measures of prevention and control.
Special features of the scheme include:
- All incoming stock for egg laying must have been tested negative for salmonella
- Ongoing production must be regularly monitored for salmonella on a monthly basis
- Only heat-treated feed can be used
- Management systems must ensure full traceability of eggs
- Each egg carries the logo, best before date, house code and packing centre code
- Laying farms must be inspected and approved
- All systems must be independently audited before the Quality Assurance mark is awarded
Look out for the Bord Bia Quality Assurance logo on egg packaging.