Shell Egg Manual - Chapter 7 – Appendices

Appendix I - Summary of Marking Requirements - Egg Carton, including Trays with an Overwrap

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Summary of Marking Requirements and compliance verification checklist - Egg Carton, Including Trays with an Overwrap
Table Summary

This table summarizes the type height, location and bilingual requirements, as well as other noteworthy information for the various markings on a shell egg cartons. This table also lets the inspector make notes and comment on a label review.

Marking Minimum Type Height Location Bilingual Notes Complies (Yes, No, N/A) Remarks
Common Name "Eggs" and "Œufs" 3 mm Top Yes N/A
CANADA, within the maple leaf 1.5 mm Top N/A N/A
Grade Designation A or B within maple leaf 3 mm Top N/A N/A
Size Designation (Canada A only) 3 mm Top Yes Size designation must be in proximity to the outline of the maple leaf
Name and Address 1.5 mm Any outside panel other than the bottom No N/A
Producer Premises Code 1.5 mm Any outside panel other than the bottom or on the shell of every egg in the container N/A The PPC is not required to be printed on the label when it is marked on the shell of every egg, if it is clearly visible to the consumer without having to open the container.
Net Quantity 1.5 mm Top Yes Must be bilingual when the words are written out (i.e. One Dozen)
Storage Instructions
Keep Refrigerated and "Garder Réfrigéré"
1.5 mm Any outside panel other than the bottom Yes Storage instructions are only required when a Best Before Date is also required.
Best Before Date
Best before/"Meilleur avant"
1.5 mm Any outside panel other than the bottom or on the shell of every egg in the container Yes The BBD is only required to appear on eggs packed for retail. The BBD is not required to be printed on the label when it is marked on the shell of every egg, if it is clearly visible to the consumer without having to open the container.
Nutrition Facts N/A Any panel other than the bottom, including inside of lid Yes N/A
Product of Canada and "Produit du Canada" 1.5 mm Any outside panel other than the bottom Yes Required only when product is to be exported or as provincial regulations in Quebec when eggs are sold within Quebec
Pasteurized and
"Pasteurisé"
1.5 mm Any outside panel other than the bottom Yes Required only when eggs are pasteurized in their shell
Graded Canada A Before Pasteurization and "Classé Canada A avant pasteurisation" 1.5 mm Any outside panel other than the bottom Yes Required only when eggs are pasteurized in their shell
Nutrition Claims N/A N/A N/A See section 7.8.2.2 for information on nutrition claims
Other claims N/A N/A N/A See section 7.9 for information on other types of claims
Organic N/A N/A Yes See section 7.8.4.2 for information on organic claims
The official grade and size designation of the exporting country N/A Top N/A Required for imported eggs only. Must be prominently displayed. Required only if the eggs are graded in that country. See Canada grade requirements for imported eggs graded in Canada.
Product of and "Produit de" followed by country of origin 1.5 mm In direct proximity to maple leaf if graded in Canada. Otherwise, on the top of front. Yes Required on all imported eggs, as received and after regrading in Canada

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Appendix II - Summary of Marking Requirements - Egg Containers other than Cartons or Trays with an Overwrap

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Nutrient Value For Generic Canadian Eggs
Table Summary

This table summarizes the type height, location and bilingual requirements, as well as other noteworthy information for the various markings on a shell egg boxes and cases. This table also lets the inspector make notes and comment on a label review.

Marking Minimum Type Height Location Bilingual Notes Complies (Yes, No, N/A) Remarks
Common Name
"Eggs" and "Œufs"
13 mm One of four sides Yes N/A
"CANADA", within the maple leaf (Canada A and Canada B) 6 mm One of four sides N/A N/A
Grade Designation, "A" or "B" inside maple leaf 13 mm One of four sides N/A N/A
Grade Designation, "Canada C" or "Canada Nest Run" (Tout-Venant) 13 mm One of four sides Yes N/A
Size Designation, if Canada A 13 mm One of four sides Yes Size designation must be in proximity to the outline of the maple leaf
Name and address 6 mm One of four sides No Does not apply to loose eggs on pallets
Producer Premises Code 6 mm One of four sides N/A N/A
Net Quantity 6 mm One of four sides Yes N/A
Storage Instructions "Keep Refrigerated" and "Garder Réfrigéré" 6 mm One of four sides Yes Storage instructions are required only when a Best Before Date is also required.
Best before date 6 mm One of four sides Yes The BBD is only required for eggs packed for retail.
Nutrition Facts N/A One of four sides Yes It is acceptable that nutrition facts be provided to the purchaser on the basis of the first shipment without having to supply the information every time
Registration Number 6 mm One of four sides N/A The registration number can be either the registration number of the station which graded the eggs or the registration number of the station for whom the eggs were packed.
"Product of Canada" and "Produit du Canada" 13 mm One of four sides Yes Required only when product is to be exported or as provincial regulations in Quebec when eggs are sold within Quebec
"Dyed" or "Teint" 13 mm One of four sides No Applies where a dye is applied to eggs identifying them for shipment to an egg processing facility
"Rejects" and "Rejetés" 6 mm One of four sides Yes Applies to eggs designated as reject and to be marketed with the shell intact
"Ungraded" and
"non calibrée"
13 mm One of four sides Yes Applies to ungraded eggs received at either an egg station or processed egg station
"Pasteurized" and "Pasteurisé" 6 mm One of four sides Yes Required only when eggs are pasteurized in their shell
"Graded Canada A Before Pasteurization" and "Classé Canada A avant pasteurisation" 6 mm One of four sides Yes Required only when eggs are pasteurized in their shell
Nutrition Claims N/A N/A N/A See section 7.8.2.2 for information on nutrition claims
Other Claims N/A N/A N/A See section 7.9 for information on other types of claims
Organic Claims N/A N/A Yes See section 7.8.4.2 for information on organic claims
The official grade and size designation of the exporting country N/A Top N/A Required for Imported eggs only. Must be prominently displayed. Required only if the eggs are graded in that country. See Canada grade requirements for imported eggs graded in Canada.
Product of and "Produit de" followed by country of origin 6 mm In direct proximity to maple leaf if graded in Canada. If graded in exporting country, one of four sides. Yes Required on all imported eggs, as received and after regrading in Canada

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Appendix III - Nutrient Value for Generic Canadian Egg

Nutrient Value For Generic Canadian Eggs
Table Summary

This table lists the core nutrient values for the various sizes of generic (non-speciality) Canadian shell eggs

Nutrient Jumbo % DVTable Note * Extra large % DV Large % DV Medium % DV Small % DV Pewee % DV
Serving Size 65 g N/A 58 g N/A 53 g N/A 46 g N/A 42 g N/A 33 g N/A
Calories 90 N/A 80 N/A 70 N/A 70 N/A 60 N/A 45 N/A
Fat 7 g 11 % 6 g 9 % 5 g 8 % 4.5 g 7 % 4 g 6 % 3.5 g 5 %
Saturated
+ Trans
2 g
+ 0g
10 % 2 g
+ 0 g
10 % 1.5 g
+ 0 g
8 % 1.5 g
+ 0 g
8 % 1.5 g
+ 0 g
8 % 1 g
+ 0 g
5 %
Cholesterol 240 mg N/A 210 mg N/A 195 mg N/A 170 mg N/A 155 mg N/A 120 mg N/A
Sodium 80 mg 3 % 75 mg 3 % 65 mg 3 % 60 mg 2 % 50 mg 2 % 40 mg 2 %
Carbohydrate 1 g 1 % 1 g 1 % 1 g 1 % 1 g 1 % 1 g 1 % 1 g 1 %
Fibre 0 g 0 % 0 g 0 % 0 g 0 % 0 g 0 % 0 g 0 % 0 g 0 %
Sugars 0 g N/A 0 g N/A 0 g N/A 0 g N/A 0 g N/A 0 g N/A
Protein 8 g N/A 7 g N/A 6 g N/A 5 g N/A 5 g N/A 4 g N/A
Vitamin A N/A 10 % N/A 10 % N/A 10 % N/A 8 % N/A 8 % N/A 6 %
Vitamin C N/A 0 % N/A 0 % N/A 0 % N/A 0 % N/A 0 % N/A 0 %
Calcium N/A 2 % N/A 2 % N/A 2 % N/A 2 % N/A 2 % N/A 2 %
Iron N/A 6 % N/A 6 % N/A 6 % N/A 4 % N/A 4 % N/A 4 %

Table Notes

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% DV: Percent Daily Value

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