Egg Producer (School)

If you produce eggs in Queensland for educational purposes only (e.g. at a school), then you require an accreditation with Safe Food Production Queensland (Safe Food) under our school program.

This activity is classified as Producing (school) under the Egg Scheme of the Food Production (Safety) Regulation 2014.

There are no costs associated with this type of accreditation. However, eggs produced under this accreditation can only be used for educational purposes. This accreditation prohibits you from selling or supplying eggs, even to your school community.

Safe Food offers this type of accreditation as part of our commitment to promoting egg safety and general food safety practices within Queensland schools.

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What should I submit with my application?

  • Application form

    Complete the application form and select Producing (egg scheme) and school as your activity on page 2.

    *Ignore the total fees payable on the application form. Egg Producer (School) accreditations are issued at no charge.

  • Management Statement

    You must submit a management statement as part of your application. A management statement is a concise way of documenting how your school/business intends to operate and what activities you plan to undertake. It should be written by you (the applicant) in your own words.

  • Site plan & photos

    Please submit a site plan and photos that show the following:

    • entry points/doors to your chicken coups and indoor processing areas
    • hand wash facilities
    • benches and equipment (candling torch, sinks etc.)
    • rodent bait locations
  • School curriculum

    You must supply a copy of your school’s curriculum that teaches students about egg production and egg safety.

Submit your completed application to info@safefood.qld.gov.au or PO Box 221, Greenslopes, Brisbane, QLD 4120.

When to apply

Under the Food Production (Safety) Act 2000, it is unlawful to engage in certain activities relating to primary production or processing of food until you have been granted an accreditation by Safe Food. As such, you should allow adequate time for your application to be reviewed by Safe Food before you begin operating.

Your application will aim to be assessed within 14 days, although applications submitted in their entirety (with all the items outlined above) are likely to be processed faster.

Once you have submitted your application, a member of our Central Assessment Team will review it and contact you if we require any further information.

You will be notified in writing about the outcome of your application (approved or refused).

Fees

Fees are outlined in the Application form. However, if you are applying as a school for educational purposes only, you will not pay any fees.

Our accreditation period runs from 1st January – 31st December. You will therefore need to renew your accreditation on an annual basis.