Labelling requirements for shell eggs
Country of origin – shell eggs
The country of origin is required on all labels of imported prepackaged shell eggs and must be declared as "Product of" and "produit de", followed by the name of the country of origin [256(1), SFCR].
The manner of declaring is as follows:
|Tray with an overwrap or an egg carton||Container, other than a tray with an overwrap or an egg carton|
|Location||Top or side of tray or egg carton [256(2)(a), SFCR]||Any part of the label other than solely on the bottom of the container [245(2) and (3), SFCR]|
|Minimum type size||1.5 mm in height [256(2)(a), SFCR]||6 mm in height [256(2)(b), SFCR]|
In the SFCR, country of origin is referred to as foreign state (definition) of origin.
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