Labelling Requirements for Shell Egg Products

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For the purposes of this webpage, shell eggs include only chicken eggs (of the species Gallus domesticus) that are graded in a federally registered grading station (unless otherwise noted).

The labelling requirements of the Egg Regulations (ER) that are summarized in this document apply to shell eggs produced in federally registered establishments, as well as to imported eggs. When sold in Canada, shell eggs are also subject to the labelling requirements under the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (CPLA).

Shell eggs destined for intraprovincial trade are subject to the labelling requirements under the FDA and the CPLA. 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 shell egg products. They are in addition to the core labelling and other requirements that apply to all prepackaged foods.

Please note that some requirements only apply to some types of containers.

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