2.1 Operational requirements additional to Australia's export legislation
Table eggs should be sourced from farms with adequate biosecurity system having proper disease surveillance and monitoring program.
Candling of eggs should be done to ensure quality and safety of eggs and to prevent inclusion of any fertile egg.
Eggs should be properly cleaned and graded. Eggs of standard size greater than or equal to 55 grams are allowed.
The eggs should be sourced from farms that have been declared free from the following diseases:
- Newcastle disease
- Highly Pathogenic Influenza (Avian Influenza)
- Infectious Bursal Disease (IBS)
2.2 Microbial and residue sampling and maximum acceptable limits
Kiribati has no known additional requirements for microbial sampling of eggs and egg products that differ from those required in the Export Control (Eggs and Egg Products) Rules 2021.
Kiribati residue standards
Maximum residue limits (MRLs) or import tolerances for residues of specific agricultural and veterinary chemicals approved for use in Australia may not exist in Kiribati or may be established at levels lower than those established in Australia. Maximum Limits (MLs) for contaminants may also vary between Kiribati and Australia.
Food business operators should note that:
- These differences can be interrogated case-by-case by considering the Kiribati standards and the Australian standards.
- Any detection of a residue above the Kiribati MRLs/MLs (as applicable) at the border may result in rejection of the consignment.
- Importing country residue standards can usually be found via the official webpages of their competent authority. Links to a limited number of export markets and Australia are provided on the DAFF website.