Egg Labeling

The Indiana Egg Board requires that we put certain information on our labels. Here's what the Egg Board requires: Display and Labeling of Consumer Packages.

Here's what you'll find on our labels:
  • The day that the eggs were laid by the chickens, gathered, and packaged for sale to you. (For large suppliers, this isn't necessarily the same date.) [per 370 IAC 1-3-2]
  • A "Sell By" or expiration date, which is just the "laid" date plus 30 days. [per 370 IAC 1-3-2]
  • Our Indiana Egg Board registration number. [per 370 IAC 1-3-3]
  • Our Name, Address and Phone number. Because you should always know where your food comes from. 
  • Basic safe handling instructions, which are the same for all raw egg products:  "SAFE HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: To prevent illness from bacteria: Keep eggs refrigerated, cook eggs until yolks are firm, and cook foods containing eggs thoroughly." [per 370 IAC 1-3-3]
  • Grade A. In brief, this means the eggs are fresh, not cracked or seriously stained, and aren't runny. There's more to it than that, but those are the basics. [per AMS 56
  • Medium. This means that the eggs weigh at least 21 ounces per dozen.  [per AMS 56]  We actually test for 24 ounces, which is the standard for Large, but because there's some variation in size, we only claim "Medium". (We eat the small ones for breakfast at our house.)