Eggs must be packed in an approved egg-packing centre. All approved packing centres are given a distinguishing number and are required to pay an annual registration fee.
How eggs must be marketed
Table eggs marketed in the EU must display information about how they were produced. They must be graded by quality and weight and be packed, labelled, stored, transported and presented for sale in conformity with EU and national legislation on the marketing standards for eggs.
Egg packs must indicate the farming method and bear a 'best before' date. This date is 28 days after laying but the latest date by which eggs must be sold to the consumer is 21 days after laying. Incubated eggs may not be sold for human consumption.
Approval application form
Use this form to apply for approval for an egg packing centre:
Application for Approval of an Egg Packing Centre
This form is used to apply for approval for an egg packing centre.