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European Union (EU) - Export requirements for processed egg

Eligible/ineligible product


Pre-export approval by competent authority of the importing country


Note: Canada appears on the list of third countries authorized to export to the EU according to Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 of 8 August 2008 laying down a list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which poultry and poultry products may be imported into and transit through the Community and the veterinary certification requirements.

Note: Egg products imported into Canada for processing must be sourced from EU approved establishments of countries authorized to export to the European Union. Refer to the Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 to verify if the exporting third country is on the list approved to export to the EU. Imported egg product must comply with the animal health requirements of Council Directive 2002/99/EC of 16 December 2002 laying down the animal health rules governing the production, processing, distribution and introduction of products of animal origin for human consumption and of Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin detailing specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin.

Note: Processed egg used as an ingredient in the manufacture of composite products (CPs) must also be sourced from an EU approved establishments.

Product specifications

Production controls and inspection requirements

Labelling, packaging and marking requirements

Documentation requirements


Other information

Member countries of the European Union (EU)

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

European Union (EU) Legislation

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