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Duck Egg Legislation

Those of you who have been following the whole saga of Salmonella food poisoning in duck eggs  last summer, which looks set to return with the current warm weather, maybe interested in legislation to control Salmonella in duck eggs which the Irish Government have introduced since the last outbreak. It can be found on the Attorney General’s website at: http://www.attorneygeneral.ie/esi/2010/B28045.pdf

For general information  on the safe handling of duck eggs is available on the FSAI website or from Goodrich Training & Consultancy.

Have a Quacking Easter

duck eggs in a nest

duck eggs

Have a cracking Easter and enjoy the eggs. However, it may be a good idea to steer clear of duck eggs for now. A new health warning has been issued in  relation to duck eggs, with two new cases of Salmonella typhimurium being reported in the last month. This follows on from 18 cases of Salmonella typhimurium DT8 associated with duck eggs last year and the Minister for Agriculture introducing new measures to control Salmonella in duck eggs.  It would seem that fears that the infection would reappear once the laying season recommenced with longer days and warmer temperatures were well founded.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland have produced a useful guideline for small duck egg producers: http://www.fsai.ie/uploadedFiles/Food_Businesses/Topics_of_Interest_to_Food_Businesses/Guidance%20for%20producers%20of%20small%20quantities%20of%20duck%20eggs%20%20Final%20%2013%20Sept%2010.pdf

and advice to users: http://www.fsai.ie/details.aspx?id=9990&terms=duck+eggs