Safe Eggs on Your Plates

Posted by Josette Dunn on 12th November 2010

Sunny Queen Farms, one of Australia’s foremost egg producers, has launched a new product that should have chefs breathing a collective sigh of relief. It’s a fresh egg snap frozen, pasteurised, and HACCP and Halal – approved, so no nasty case of salmonella on the side.

Simple steps for preparing in the combi or microwave mean greater consistency in presentation. But more importantly, the eggs leave zero risk of a contamination crisis, which is probably a chef’s worst nightmare. The US outbreak in August was estimated to have poisoned 2 000 people and meant a recall of half a billion eggs.

Once tainted with the stigma of being high in cholesterol, more recent studies have shown that there is no relationship between heart disease and the consumption of eggs. Since the Heart Foundation awarded eggs its trusted ‘Tick’ of approval and raised its intake recommendation from two to six per week, the demand for this rich source of protein has steadily increased.

Sunny Queen has received feedback from the industry thanking them for their pioneering approach and stress free solutions. “It is gratifying to know that businesses today are doing all they can to assist the kitchens in the food service industry” says Michael Fletcher, executive chef the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

In September the company won the prestigious Australian HACCP Conference Award for Small High Risk Facilities. The award recognises Sunny Queen’s pioneer position in food safety. “Our facility is staffed by experienced and loyal team members who have a strong focus on food safety. With a small dedicated group of staff, it is possible to achieve a higher degree of control over the finished product, and we are incredibly proud of our team’s achievements,” said Azadeh Laghai, Sunny Queen’s National Technical Manager.

Sunny Queen’s food service range also includes scrambled egg mix and a range prepared omelettes available in a variety of flavours, all of which are made with fresh farm eggs.