At the Store
- In Canada, all eggs sold in grocery stores have been cleaned, checked for quality, sized and packaged at an egg grading station registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
- At the store, eggs are rotated to ensure that those that arrive at the store first are the first ones sold.
- To ensure you get fresh, top-quality eggs, buy only Canada Grade A eggs that have been kept refrigerated and have clean, oval, uncracked shells. The maple leaf symbol on the carton indicates Canada A.
- There are more kinds of eggs to choose from than ever before. In Canada, all eggs are produced to the same high standards of cleanliness, quality and freshness. Plus, they all make a nutritious and delicious choice.
Classic Shell Eggs
Regular shell eggs are an outstanding and affordable choice. They are an excellent source of high-quality protein and provide many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12, riboflavin, vitamin D, folate and iron. Two eggs are considered one serving from the Meat and Alternatives group in Canada's Food Guide.
Some egg producers supply specialty eggs to offer consumers greater choice. These eggs may be slightly different in nutritional value than classic eggs, or they may come from hens that have been housed or fed in a special way.