Labelling eggs sold in their shells
If you sell eggs in their shells, they may need labelling. If you make a health or nutrition claim about your eggs, you must show a nutrition information panel (NIP).
When eggs in shells don't need a label
You don't need to label eggs if you:
- sell eggs without packaging
- pack eggs in front of the buyer
- sell eggs where they are laid
- sell eggs at a fundraising event.
If you don't label your eggs, but a customer asks, you must give:
- the food's name
- storage directions.
If you make a health or nutrition claim about eggs, you must provide a nutrition information panel (NIP).
You could display this information close to where consumers buy your eggs or tell customers if they ask.
How to label eggs sold in their shells
If your eggs need a label, you must follow the general labelling rules for your carton, tray, wrapper or any other packaging.
Instead of giving content by weight, you may give the number of eggs.
More on labelling eggs
This page has information about labelling eggs sold in their shells. These rules will apply to many egg producers. There are exceptions and other rules. Food businesses must read and follow all the rules.
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