Defects in eggs and contamination of poultry meat and eggs are a major concern for poultry producers. The aim of the workshop is to provide an overview of the most common poultry product quality and contamination issues. Egg defects and their possible causes and control measures will be discussed. The session will also cover food safety of poultry products with special emphasis on Salmonella and Campylobacter and the necessary precautions poultry producers can take to prevent contamination. The information will be valuable for all producer types.