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Stamping eggs tells the consumer where the eggs have come from and their level of quality.
It can also help egg marking inspectors to trace eggs and enforce EU egg marketing regulations.
This guide is for businesses involved in the production and packing of hen eggs for human consumption, including hen laying establishments and egg packing centres.
It explains regulations on the marketing and trading of eggs, registration, egg marking and inspections, sampling requirements under the Salmonella National Control Plan and egg quality standards.
The European Union and China are two of the biggest traders in the world.
China is now the EU's second-biggest trading partner behind the United States and the EU is China's biggest trading partner.
The Registration of Establishments (Laying Hens) Regulations 2003 require all laying hen establishments with 350 or more laying hens to be registered with the Animal and Plant Health Agency ( If you keep more than 50 poultry of any kind, and of any mix, these must be registered on the Great Britain Poultry Register. All Class (Grade) A eggs sold at retail outlets and public markets within the EU must be stamped with a code which identifies the: In these circumstances, the producer cannot make any use of the quality or weight grading terms.
The regulations apply to eggs from laying hens sold for human consumption.
They also cover hatching, farmyard poultry chicks, and in shell for human consumption, hen, turkey, goose, duck, and guinea fowl eggs.
Ziegler opened the first store and warehouse near the station, originally named Smyser.
Seven Valleys, close to Hanover Junction, a railroad and telegraph hub which attracted both Union and Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War, was visited by both sides.