Nov. 15, 2016

Why are Burnbrae Farms' Eggs Stamped?


We have been stamping our specialty eggs like Naturegg Omega 3 and Naturegg Omega Plus for more than 10 years. In 2013, the province of Quebec made it a requirement that all eggs need to be stamped for consumer, food safety and traceability inquiries. Burnbrae Farms, effective January 2014 is now stamping all Ontario and Quebec shell eggs. This code conveniently gives consumers necessary information, e.g. the best before date, to ensure traceability even in such cases when a carton is discarded when transferring the eggs to a reusable carton or refrigerator tray.

What does the stamp mean?

The information is printed on multiple lines for ease of printing, reading and legibility. Here is what they mean:

Line 1: The best before date (MM/DD/YY) and a grading station identification code

Line 2: The specialty egg type, when applicable

Line 3: The identification code for your local Canadian farmer

Stamped With a Vegetable Based Ink

The ink used in our stamping process is made with a vegetable-based ink approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). This is the same inking system that has been used for the last 10 years on our Naturegg Omega 3, Naturegg Omega Plus, Naturegg Nature's Best, Naturegg Organic and Naturegg Free Run. So whether you are boiling, scrambling or cracking your eggs you can feel safe knowing the ink used is 100% food safe.

If you have any further questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact us.