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The BC Egg Consolidated Order formally defines the mandatory and enforceable directions and policies to which all egg producers must comply and by which BC Egg operates and regulates the provincial egg industry. The Consolidated Order is backed by provincial and federal legislation governing the production, transportation, packing, storage, and marketing of all eggs in BC.
To view the Consolidated Order (last updated May 25, 2020), click here.
NOTE: The electronic version of the Consolidated Order is not the official version. It is strictly for private study or research purposes only. BC Egg does not warrant the accuracy or the completeness of this electronic version and in no event will BC Egg be liable or held responsible for damages of any kind arising out of the use of the Consolidated Order.
Persons who need to rely on the text of the Consolidated Order for legal and other purposes may request an official version, in writing, from the BC Egg office.
Amending Order 003 – Industrial Product
In order to ensure that specialty production is included in the Industrial Products Program, BC Egg has amended the Consolidated Orders. This amendment applies to any grader who sends product to the pool.
Amending Order 006 – Quota and Succession Planning
A gap was noticed in the Consolidated Order regarding the transfer of quota upon the death of a Producer. This Amending Order provides clarification regarding the situation.
Amending Order 007 – Quota Assessment Tools
This Order comes into effect January 1, 2022.
This Amending Order adds definitions to the terms “Business Unit,” “Base Quota,” and “Growth Layer Quota,” and clarifies quota transfer procedures.
Amending Order 008 – Downtime Terminology
This Order comes into effect January 1, 2020.
Downtime was not previously defined in the Consolidated Order, however, it is referenced in the Part VIII – Quota Credits. This Amending Order provides clarity regarding the definition and timeframe.
Amending Order 009 – New Producer Program
On July 3, 2019, BCFIRB provided its prior approval of the revised New Producer Program. The program contributes to the renewal and sustainability of the regulated egg industry in BC and provides opportunities for innovation and regional development by meeting the demand for a broad range of egg products produced locally by BC farmers.
Amending Order 010 – Temporary Allotment Program
On July 3, 2019, BCFIRB provided its prior approval of the Temporary Allotment Program. This program was crated to assist new entrants by providing them with temporary production to use any excess barn capacity in advance of anticipated growth and to ensure that the Provincial Allocation is used as effectively as possible with a 100% utilization rate. As this is a new program, an Amending Order was created.
Amending Order 011 – Lease Program
To ensure that quota is managed in a responsible manner and all producers are treated fairly, BC Egg has amended the Consolidated Order to incorporate upcoming programming changes.
Amending Order 012 – Election Rules
BC Egg reviews its Election Rules, Schedule 6 of the Consolidated Order, every three years. In the 2019 review updates and changes to Schedule 6 were made, and these were approved by BCFIRB on November 21, 2019.
Amending Order 013 – Penalty Policy and Barn Fitness Policy
This Amending Order provides information regarding non compliance penalties for producers that have not met the certification requirements for their egg type. Also included is the incorporation of the Barn Fitness Policy. The Barn Fitness Policy is enacted to ensure that aging barn facilities are up-kept to specific standard requirements that focuses on the facility’s structure and proper animal welfare.
Amending Order 014 – Temporary Allotment Pool B
This Amending Order updates Section 3, subsection (2) of Part VII of the Consolidated Order regarding removal of the 1000 hen maximum allotment and comes into effect May 25, 2020.
Amending Order 015 – Small Lot Permits
On May 25, 2020 BC Egg clarified a number of parameters surrounding producers who maintain between 100 and 399 layers, and the issuance of Small Lot permits.