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Australian egg farmers are reassuring customers there is no need to fear food shortages due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A laying hen today lays 38 more eggs per year than a hen did 20 years ago, and it does so despite consuming five percent less feed.
57% of Australians expressed trust in the industry, up 4% from 2018, and only 10% of respondents conveyed distrust. A growing number (76%) of Australians recognise egg farming’s lower environmental impact relative to other agricultural industries, up from 66% last year.
Today on World Egg Day, Yum Yum Bakery (Guildford, NSW) has taken out the title of having Australia’s Best Egg Dish in the 2019 Eggsellence Awards.
The Australian egg industry has worked closely with authorities to respond to the recent series of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) incidents. SE has been detected on eleven egg farms in New South Wales and one in Victoria and all sites have been quarantined and undergone decontamination.
Australians are invited to participate in an extensive nation-wide research program aimed at understanding attitudes towards the Australian egg industry.
Australian Eggs has been made aware of disturbing video footage of hens being abused at an egg farm in Victoria. The footage appears to show serious acts of animal cruelty including contractors attempting to kill hens through brutal and disgraceful methods that in no way reflects standard industry practice.
Eggs are one of the highest natural sources of vitamin D
An average serve of eggs provides 82 per cent to help Aussies achieve the recommended vitamin D intake
Australians are now consuming 17 million eggs per day, over two million more than 2017
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Australian Eggs is working with government health and agricultural departments to investigate the cause of a Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) incident at a Victorian farm. SE is a concern as it poses a food safety risk.
In response to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) over the weekend (1) and the associated media coverage that has appeared both globally and locally, Australian Eggs urges caution in how the study findings should be interpreted by Australian consumers.
The opinions of thousands of Australians who participated in a CSIRO research program about egg farming in Australia have been addressed in a Sustainability Framework Report for the egg industry.
Australians eat more than six billion eggs a year and the story of their production and consumption is being brought to life in a new schools education program.