Labelling Requirements for Shell Egg Products
Date Marking and Storage Instructions – Shell Egg

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The durable life date is required on the label of prepackaged shell eggs. This requirement is considered to be met when the information is marked on the shell of every egg, if it is clearly visible to the consumer without having to open the container (e.g. clear plastic cartons).

Storage information (e.g. "keep refrigerated") is also required on the label of prepackaged shell eggs.

Eggs sold loose in trays are not considered to be prepackaged (unless they are overwrapped). The requirements respecting durable life dates and storage information in section B.01.007 of the Food and Drug Regulations apply only to prepackaged foods - for more information, see Date Markings.

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