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How eggs are graded in Canada

Egg farmers across Canada produce fresh, local eggs for Canadians year-round. After the eggs leave the farm, they are transported to a Canadian Food Inspection Agency certified grading station where they are evaluated against strict quality standards. 

The six step grading process requires inspectors to complete the following steps: receiving; washing; candling; weighing; packaging; and storing. Once completed, eggs meeting the Grade A standards are shipped to grocery stores for purchase and consumption.

Check out our video to learn more about the grading process and how it ensures Canadian eggs meet world-class food safety standards. 

Want to learn more about these standards? Check out our How to identify Canadian eggs and EQA®: The mark of quality eggs videos for more details.