Eggs & Food Safety

Alberta egg farmers are committed to providing their fellow Albertans with a stable supply of fresh, nutritious, locally produced eggs.  Egg farmers follow extensive guidelines to help them safeguard the food supply, and achieve Canada’s world-class standards for food quality and safety.

EFA adopted the On Farm Food Safety Policy in 2016, which encompasses the national Start Clean – Stay Clean® program and several other provincial requirements.  Registered egg farmers must comply with the On Farm Food Safety Policy in order to maintain their license to produce eggs in Alberta.

EFA’s On Farm Food Safety Policy requirements include:

  • Passing the Start Clean – Stay Clean® food safety program
  • Adhering to EFA’s dedicated layer facility specifications
  • Adhering to EFA’s pullet grower specifications