Why are Burnbrae Farms' Eggs Stamped?General
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.
Burnbrae Farms Sponsored Athletes Update
At Burnbrae Farms, we believe in helping people achieve a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition. As part of this mission, we support athletes that compete in different levels and areas of sport. These athletes exemplify healthy lifestyles through physical activity by practicing their sport and fueling their bodies with a healthy diet, including eggs of course! Here’s an update on our sponsored athletes.
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The struggling bee populations have gained a lot of attention in the news the last few years. You may have come across some of these articles and thought “That’s not happening, I see lots of bees flying around in the summertime”, but the reality is, wild bees in Canada are at a high risk of suffering devastating population declines. It has been estimated that about a quarter to a third of wild bee species in Canada are at risk of extinction due to climate change, insecticide use and habitat loss. This issue is not just isolated to Canada, bee populations are declining world-wide.