Food Safety at Hazeldene’s
Hazeldene’s is obsessed with producing the best quality chicken Australia has to offer! This lofty goal is supported by stringent policies and processes throughout our operation and a dedicated team to ensure everything is in order.
All of our products come from birds that are bred, reared and processed on Hazeldene’s and contract farms. Every phase is carried out in accordance with Commonwealth and State Government-legislated guidelines and regulations for:
- Premises and Plant Hygiene
- Quality Assurance
- Animal Welfare
- Food safety
Located at the heart of our Lockwood operations, our Quality Assurance Laboratory team advises and monitors the business to ensure we maintain strong, robust food safety standards.
On a daily basis, we complete microbiological testing in the processing and distribution areas to validate shelf life of our products, monitor temperatures, packaging, storage and work practices.
In the farming area, we use consulting veterinarian staff to advise on animal welfare, nutrition and general bird health, and regularly visit our farms for monitoring.
In addition to the stringent accreditation and audit processes, our larger supermarket customers including Coles, Woolworths and ALDI audit all aspects of our operations for adherence to their own quality standards.