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Guidance for Retailers on Purchasing and Selling Hen Eggs in Retail Premises

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Best Practice and Guidance for retailers on purchasing and selling hen eggs

This factsheet is intended to assist retailers to comply with legislative requirements and to provide guidance on best practice for sourcing, handling, storing and labelling eggs.

The correct sourcing, handling, storage and labelling of eggs can minimise food safety issues and help to ensure egg quality and freshness.

Hen eggs are subject to marketing standards legislation as well as the general labelling and food hygiene requirements.