On this page, Alberta egg farmers, value chain partners, industry stakeholders and consumers will find our latest updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for regular updates.
Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) would like to thank Albertans for supporting local egg farmers and Alberta agriculture, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As Albertans, and Canadians, we really are in this together!
With Alberta’s phase-1 relaunch implemented across the province, EFA is targeting phase-2 to reopen our office. EFA staff are tentatively planning to return to the office on Monday, June 22nd. EFA will take every precaution possible to abide by Alberta Health Services prevention and physical distancing protocols, to ensure staff and visitors to the office are well protected.
EFA applauds our provincial value chain partners, who have worked hard to ensure both the bird and egg supply chains have remained functional throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, while safeguarding the health and well-being of their employees. Their dedication, along with Alberta’s egg farming families, have kept Alberta grocery stores stocked with fresh, local, nutritious eggs.
Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) would like to thank egg farming families throughout Alberta and across Canada who are trying to cope with these challenging times like everybody else, while also fulfilling their responsibility to provide fresh, high-quality, locally produced food. Their dedication to feeding Canadians is greatly appreciated in these uncertain times.
The Canadian egg industry is committed to ensuring that Canadians continue to have access to a stable supply of nutritious and affordable eggs. EFA and our egg supply chain partners are working through the challenges that result from sudden and significant shifts in demand for various egg products, balancing the increasing demand for eggs by grocery stores and food banks, with the decreasing demand from restaurants and other food service companies.
Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) remains committed to navigating the unprecedented global situation prompted by COVID-19. EFA is working closely with the province’s egg farmers and Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) to assess any potential impact to our operations, while ensuring fresh, local eggs continue to be available for Albertans.
Though the EFA office is closed to the public, all business functions remain fully operational, with most staff now working remotely. Field staff from EFA & EFC continue to schedule farm visits to deliver the egg industry’s national Animal Care Program and Start Clean – Stay Clean® food safety program. New precautions have been implemented to help ensure field staff and farmers stay safe and healthy.
Local egg farmers will continue to provide, fresh, healthy eggs throughout Alberta and across Canada. The national food supply chain is an essential service, meaning egg farmers and industry partners will continue working to ensure consumers have access to a stable supply of fresh, local, high-quality eggs.
You can continue to enjoy eggs as you always have. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has advised that there has been extensive research on the potential transmission of COVID-19 through food consumption and has concluded that there is absolutely no evidence of this.