Food Safety

The top priority for Nova Scotia egg farmers, and all of Canada’s egg farmers,is food safety. As such we are dedicated to achieving Canada’s world-class standards for food quality and safety. To help accomplish this goal, the Canadian egg industry developed Start Clean – Stay Clean™(SC-SC™), a comprehensive, HACCP certified, on-farm food safety program that is endorsed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

The SC-SC™ program tracks all regulated egg farms in Canada, to eliminate or mitigate risks caused by both known and unknown pathogens. The SC-SC™ program ensures that egg farmers are monitoring critical control points, implementing best management practices, and keeping extensive records related to factors including barn temperature, air quality, cleanliness, egg collection, egg storage and testing for Salmonella Enteritidis (SE). On-farm compliance is monitored via regular inspections by a trained team of both provincial and national field inspectors.

Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia is proud to report their average 2018 Start Clean – Stay Clean™ (Layers) rating is 98.6%