The Australian supermarket giant Coles is under pressure from its clients over the way that its store eggs. Customers of Coles wants to move off eggs from the warm shelves and keep it on refrigerated shelves to avoid salmonella risk like its main competitor Woolworths. Recently Woolworths has promised to its customers that they will keep the eggs in refrigerated racks and gets a warm welcome by its customers. Last year Woolworths built dozens of cabinets to store eggs below seven degree, which helped to protect eggs from harmful salmonella bacteria.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand said there was no sustenance security motivation to require entire eggs to be refrigerated. Coles responded that few retailers refrigerate eggs because of their own reasons.
In spite of this some customers are debilitating to blacklist the Coles stores until they take any action. Numerous furious clients took to Facebook and Twitter to vent their disappointment. By, Coles answered to a portion of the clients by means of online networking. Coles answered to some of the clients tweet and said that they can understand customers concern; yet said Food Standards Australia and New Zealand said there was no compelling reason to refrigerate hen’s eggs to prevent bacterial development, since they remain intact. In another tweet Coles consoled a client that refrigerating eggs didn’t fundamentally diminish the possibility of salmonella. It also said that they adheres all the health and safety laws regarding egg storage.
The rollout comes as after experts have warned about egg related salmonella cases which rise in the country. Food Safety Australia New Zealand said in a statement that it embraced an exhaustive danger evaluation of egg generation and handling in Australia in 2011. It also said that they monitor all the supply chain, including factors on farm. An eggs structure that includes shell, membrane and egg white all are acts like a barricade to stop food poisoning bacteria from polluting from inside the egg. It also states that un- cracked eggs were not necessary to be refrigerated at the retail. Unlike many other countries such as US and UK, the salmonella bacteria that contaminate eggs from inside are formed in the bird, but they are not present in the Australian egg laying birds.