YOUR STORY: Are you buying safe and legal eggs?
HI, MY name is Richard Love and I'm a Safefoods accredited free range egg producer from the Bundaberg area.
There are a few things that I've noticed happening lately and for the sake of public I health feel impelled to bring them to you and your readers attentions.
Bundaberg has a fast growing "foodie" trend happening right now.
We are all looking for the latest buzzword descriptions like organic, slow cooked, raw, free range etc, but are we getting what we pay for and are we putting our selves and our families at risk?
Well if you are buying eggs from the weekend markets in and around Bundaberg the chances are pretty good that you are.
When you buy your "free range eggs" at any of the markets always make sure that you buy from a Safefoods accredited producer and always ask to see their Safefoods licence, that way you know that the eggs have gone through the Safefood procedure and are safe to eat.
Not only are you protecting your family but you are also not encouraging dodgy venders that are risking your health and breaking the law.
From the customers that I have talked to at the markets most are unaware that you needed a licence to produce and sell eggs, and almost all had no clue that if you had no licence then the practice was illegal.
So, support your local farmer, ask to see their licence to make sure your eggs are legal and more importantly safe.