Licensing

Egg handler license

Producer is required to have an egg handler license for the following:

  • Selling or distributing eggs to consumers, retailers, cafes, bakeries, hospitals, schools, boarding houses or institutions.

Producer is not required to have an egg handler license when the following applies:

  • Producer is selling and delivering their own eggs direct to an individual consumer (including farmers' market), but labeling is required.
  • Producer sells only ungraded eggs to a dealer.

Retailer is required to have an egg handler license in the following situations:

  • Retailer grades eggs.
  • Retailer packages graded eggs in his own cartons.

Retailer is not required to have an egg handler license in the following situation:

  • Retailer sells to the consumer, eggs that have been previously candled and graded by an egg handler in compliance with ORS 632.705 to 632.815.

Egg breakers license

Required for any person engaging in the commercial breaking of eggs for the purpose of recovering whites, yolks, or whole eggs for human food.

Resources

Egg Regulation

Law or rule

Shell Egg Producer Information

Brief summary that will assist egg producers in understanding the rules and regulations for shell eggs. Document

Shell Egg Retail Information

Brief summary that will assist egg retailers in understanding the rules and regulations for shell eggs. Document

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Contact

Main Office
Food Safety
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4720
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