Labelling Requirements for Processed Egg Products
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For the purpose of this webpage, processed egg means an egg of a domestic hen belonging to the species Gallus domesticus or of a domestic turkey belonging to the species Meleagris gallopavo.
The information found herein applies to products that contain >50% processed eggs made from chicken or turkey eggs, but excludes cooked products.
The labelling requirements of the Processed Egg Regulations (PER) that are summarized in this document apply to processed egg products produced in federally registered establishments, as well as to imported processed egg products. When sold in Canada, these processed egg products are also subject to the labelling requirements under the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (CPLA).
Processed egg products destined for intraprovincial trade are subject to the labelling requirements under the Food and Drugs Act and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act. These are summarized in the core labelling, claims and statements, and food-specific labelling requirement pages of the Industry Labelling Tool. Provincial regulations may also apply to products sold within that province.
The requirements detailed in the following sections are specific to processed egg products. They are in addition to the core labelling and other requirements that apply to all prepackaged foods.
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