Egg Quality Assurance Program Launched in Canada

July 11, 2019

Egg Farmers of Canada have launched the Egg Quality Assurance (EQA) program. Similar to UEP Certified, table egg cartons and egg product packaging that is certified to the standards can be marked with the EQA logo.

Launched in February 2019, the EQA program markets the combined components of two existing Egg Farmers of Canada programs, the food safety (Start Clean-Stay Clean) and its recently revamped animal care program. All registered Canadian egg farmers must follow the two programs and are eligible to utilize the newly developed logo, though it is not mandatory. The EQA logo does not differentiate between housing types, egg color, etc., but does differentiate eggs produced in Canada versus other countries, including eggs produced in the U.S.