Labelling Requirements for Shell Egg Products
Country of Origin – Shell Egg
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The country of origin is required on all labels of imported shell eggs [ER, 31(1)(e)] and should appear in the following way:
|For cartons and trays with an overwrap||For boxes, cases and pallets with loose eggs|
|Location||In close proximity to the Maple Leaf when graded or repackaged in Canada, and on the front or top panel when graded in the exporting country [126.96.36.199, Shell Egg Manual].||In close proximity to the Maple Leaf when graded or repacked in Canada, and on the same side as the official grade and size designation when graded in the exporting country [188.8.131.52, Shell Egg Manual].|
|Minimum type size||1.5 mm [21(2)(a), ER]||6 mm [20(1)(c), ER]|
The country of origin must be declared as "Product of" and "Produit de" [31(1)(e), ER].
Note that labels of shell eggs imported from USA must be registered by the USDA. For more information, see Chapter 7 of the Shell Egg Manual.
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