Purchasing Guidelines

  1. Use an egg supplier who practices a disciplined, safe food handling programme such as HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points).
  2. Purchase only clean, uncracked Grade A shell eggs that have been refrigerated at all times.
  3. Purchase only the quantity of fresh shell eggs needed for one or two weeks.
  4. Purchase eggs that are packed in snug-fitting crates or boxes to keep breakage to a minimum. Eggs are generally packed in boxes of 15 dozen.
  5. Consider egg size in relation to use and price. Compare prices for different sizes of eggs.
  6. Check the quality of eggs delivered to you. Inspect the shells and break a few randomly to make sure they meet the quality standards for Grade A eggs.
  7. Do not accept eggs that have become frozen, since frozen whole eggs will not have the cooking qualities of a Grade A egg.