Labelling Requirements for Shell Egg Products
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The grade name must appear on the label of shell eggs [14(1)(b), ER].
The four grades of shell eggs are:
- Canada A
- Canada B
- Canada C
- Canada Nest Run [3, ER]
Canada C eggs are destined for further processing only [Schedule 1, 1(4)(c), ER].
Specifications regarding the grade name declaration are as follows:
|For cartons and trays with an overwrap||For boxes, cases and pallets with loose eggs|
|Location||On the top panel [21(1), ER]||On one of the four sides of the container [21(1), ER]|
|Minimum type size||
The grade name must conform to the official design as indicated in Schedule II of the ER. When eggs are graded A or B, this grade name must be shown inside the outline of a maple leaf [15(1)(2), ER].
Graded eggs that are imported into Canada must be marked with the foreign grade designation equivalent to a Canadian grade [14(1)(b), ER]. A Canada grade name cannot be applied in a foreign facility, nor can a foreign grade name be applied in Canada.
Any claims declaring or implying that the eggs are superior in quality to the grade marked are prohibited [18, ER].
See Chapter 4.5 of the Shell Egg Manual for more information about grades.
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