Through-chain investigation guidelines for egg associated outbreaks

Page last updated: 21 November 2016

These through-chain investigation guidelines (the guidelines) are based around separate checklists for inspection at the retail and on-farm environments. As eggs are regularly shipped across jurisdictional boundaries the retail business where an outbreak is detected may be in a different State/Territory to the primary production environment.
The intention of these guidelines is to standardise investigation procedures for egg associated outbreaks across jurisdictions and ensure that findings are consistent. This will assist with interpretation of investigation findings and consideration of further control measures to prevent outbreaks from occurring. Both investigation checklists include guidance for obtaining food/environmental samples and collection of evidence.
Through-Chain Investigation Guidelines for Egg Associated Outbreaks (Word 48 KB)
Through-Chain Investigation Guidelines for Egg Associated Outbreaks (PDF 118 KB)

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