Food-specific requirements and guidance – Egg and processed egg products

Although the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019, other requirements will be introduced in 2020 and 2021 based on food commodity, type of activity and business size. For more information, refer to the SFCR timelines.

Information

Before you review information related specifically to egg and processed egg products, read the information on General food requirements and guidance. The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) set out many requirements that apply across food commodities, along with the egg-specific requirements highlighted here.

Additional requirements for Food imports and Food exports may apply also to your business.

Know the requirements

Regulatory requirements: Eggs
An explanation of the requirements found in Part 6, Division 3 – Eggs of the SFCR. Get a better understanding of the requirements to help you determine if you meet them.

Regulatory requirements: Processed egg products
An explanation of the requirements found in Part 6, Division 4 – Processed egg products of the SFCR. Get a better understanding of the requirements to help you determine if you meet them.

Canadian Standards of Identity Volume 2, Processed Egg Products
Learn about the standards of identify for a variety of processed egg products.

Canadian Grade Compendium Volume 5, Eggs
Learn about the grade requirements for eggs.

Grade Names for Imported Food
Check item 2 in this table for information relevant to eggs.

Units of Measurement for the Net Quantity Declaration of Certain Foods
Units of measurement for prepackaged food, consumer prepackaged food and prepackaged food other than consumer prepackaged food.

Import of shell eggs
Learn about the requirements for importing eggs.

Import of processed egg products
Learn about the requirements for importing processed egg products.

Food-specific export requirements – Egg
Access resources to help you learn about the requirements for exporting shell eggs and processed egg products.

Maximum Quantity Limits for Personal Use Exemption
There are quantity limits defined for eggs and egg products that determine whether you can qualify for a personal use exemption.

Preventive control recommendations

Preventive controls for eggs and processed egg products
Find information on preventive control recommendations to help mitigate food safety risks in egg and processed egg products.

Related information

Inspection legends
The Handbook for food businesses provides a summary of updated requirements, as found in Part 9 (Inspection Legends) of the SFCR.

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