Egg Grading

Quality Assurance & Certifications

At Star Egg, we tend to all food safety protocols and processes to guarantee our eggs are the highest quality. The Egg Quality Assurance (EQA) program is an industry-wide initiative that certifies Canadian eggs are produced according to strict food safety and animal welfare standards.

Our grading facility is federally inspected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). We are certified against the British Retail Consortium (BRC) food standards, a GFSI-recognized certification programme and follow CFIA Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles for safe food handling.

Star Egg is a Certified Organic grading station, certified by Pro-Cert. Our Certified Organic products have undergone a strict certification process to make sure they meet Canadian Organic Standards, which are regulated by CFIA. 

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Traceability & Storage

All eggs that are received at Star Egg have a bar code label containing the name of the producer, type of eggs and the date they were laid. We use an inventory system called Ovotrack which involves scanning the eggs at the time of arrival and again at the time of grading. This allows us to keep a database with all relevant information related to the eggs that we distribute.

After eggs are received, they are stored in a cooler allocated for ungraded eggs. The humidity level is maintained below 85% and the temperature kept at a constant range of 10 – 13˚C, the optimum humidity and temperatures for maintaining egg freshness.

The Grading Process

Egg grading involves cleaning, sanitizing, sorting and packaging eggs to prepare them for the grocery store. To see how the Egg Grading Process works, click here.


The Grading Process

From Star Egg to a
grocery store near you

Within 3-5 days of leaving the farm, the eggs are shipped to a grocery store in refrigerated trucks ready for purchase.

Enjoy fresh eggs every day! Find egg recipes on the Egg Farmers of Canada website.

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