Labelling Requirements for Shell Egg Products
Identity and Principal Place of Business – Shell Egg

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The Identity and Principal Place of Business of the regulated party that has produced the eggs are not required on pallets of loose eggs as these are not considered to be prepackaged products (unless they are overwrapped).

Cartons and trays with an overwrap must declare the name and address of [17(2)(a)(b), ER] :

  • The registered egg station:
    • In which the eggs were graded and packed; or
    • For which the eggs were graded and packed and
  • The wholesaler or retailer taking responsibility for the eggs packed in the carton or tray.

Boxes and cases must declare the name and address of the egg station or for which the eggs were packed [17(1)(a), ER]. The identity and principal place must be declared on the package as follows:

The location and minimum type size requirements of the Identity and Principal Place of Business on a shell egg container
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
  • 1.5 mm [21(2)(a), ER]
  • 1.6 mm [15, CPLR]
6 mm [20(1)(c), ER].
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