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BC has strict rules and laws surrounding selling ungraded eggs.
Ungraded eggs come from Small Lot or Backyard Flock producers and are eggs that have not been cleaned and inspected by a CFIA certified grading station. In order to sell ungraded eggs, a farmer must follow all rules and regulations set out by the government.
Farmers may only sell ungraded eggs directly to end users (those who will actually be eating the eggs) through farm gate sales at the farmer’s premise or at farmers markets. The eggs must also meet the following requirements:
For more information, please review these government resources:
Good Agricultural Practices – Livestock and Poultry
Appendix III in the following document provides guidelines for the sale of eggs at farmers’ markets: