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United States of America – Export requirements for processed egg

The information presented below is under review.

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  1. Eligible/ineligible product
  2. Pre-export approvals by the competent authority of the importing country
  3. Production controls and inspection requirements
  4. Labelling, packaging and marking requirements
  5. Documentation requirements
  6. Additional information

1. Eligible/ineligible product


Note: Canada is considered one of the countries that have a system of inspection equivalent to the United States of America (USA).


2. Pre-export approval by competent authority of the importing country


Note: please note that FSIS has added the letter "E" to the registration numbers of Canadian egg products establishments to distinguish them from Canadian establishments producing meat/poultry products. To this effect, a note should be added to the export certificate in order to facilitate the controls at the border.


Approval of new egg product labels

Prior notice

3. Production controls and inspection requirements

Notification of production for export

Pasteurized products

Unpasteurized products

Sampling of egg product for export

Export tankers

Natural proportion whole egg

Samples to the United States

Reinspection of products at entry

Failure to Present (FTP)

Canadian product returning from the United States

Note: the exporter should notify the CFIA of the returning product and the reason it was refused. The exporter is responsible to arrange for the return of the product.

4. Labelling, packing and marking requirements

Shipping marks

5. Documentation requirements


Egg product categories

HACCP process category

Finished product category


Product group

6. Other information

United States acts and regulations

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

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