Labelling Requirements for Shell Egg Products
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Canada A eggs require a size designation in both official languages from the table below [14(1)(c), 16(1), ER].
|Extra Large Size||Extra gros|
|Peewee Size||Très petit|
This size designation must be marked as follows:
|For cartons and trays with an overwrap||For boxes, cases and pallets with loose eggs|
|Location||Close proximity to the maple leaf [16(2), ER]||Close proximity to the maple leaf [16(2), ER]|
|Minimum type size||3 mm [21(2)(b)(ii), ER]||13 mm [20(1)(b)(ii), ER].|
Multiple Size Designation: In order to allow a supply of boxes to be used to pack the different sizes of eggs, it is permitted to have a check off system to identify the size of the eggs in the box. The size designation of the eggs inside the container must be clearly marked and the eggs must all be of that grade size [14(3), ER].
Words that are indicative of size other than the appropriate size designation are prohibited [18, ER].
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