Labelling Requirements for Shell Egg Products
Net Quantity (Count) – Shell Egg
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The net quantity of eggs is declared by count. The number of eggs in a container is required to be marked on the label [14(1)(e), ER]. The quantity can be either displayed numerically or the words can be written out (i.e. "12" or "one dozen"). The net quantity declaration must be declared on the package as follows:
|For cartons and trays with an overwrap||For boxes, cases and pallets with loose eggs|
|Location||Any outside panel other than the bottom [21(1), ER]||On one of four sides [19(1)(a), ER].|
|Minimum type size||
||6 mm [20(1)(c), ER].|
For more information, refer to Net Quantity.
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