Egg Quality Assurance™

Canadian egg farmers are making it easier to identify top-quality eggs through a simple method – a national certification program.  This industry-wide initiative adds a new mark to the eggs you know and love, as a symbol of the remarkable quality of made-in-Canada eggs.  We call it our Egg Quality Assurance™ mark (EQA­® for short).

The EQA® program certifies that Canadian eggs are produced according to strict food safety and animal welfare standards, which include on-farm inspections and third-party audits.  For Canadians, it is an instantly recognizable sign that their eggs come fresh from local farming families and are of the highest quality.

EQA® is the culmination of decades building world-class standards for food safety and animal care in the Canadian egg industry.  The standards have evolved over time, building on the work of generations of Canadian egg farmers, scientists, animal welfare experts, industry stakeholders and more.

Egg Farmers of Alberta is proud to say that all registered egg farms in Alberta are EQA® certified!

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