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Lee.1040

  • Joined May 2021
Selling duck eggs
« on: May 26, 2021, 07:38:48 pm »
Hello,

We have a small sheep farm but I am new to duck egg selling. We produce enough duck eggs I can sell them in my local shop. Can you tell me what information I need on the label? Do I need a best before date or a laid on date? Iím collecting and selling at the end of every week so a laid week ending date??

Thank you for advice in advance  :)

Dan

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Re: Selling duck eggs
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2021, 09:43:41 am »
You need to provide a best before date.

There's information about hen eggs here (mostly applies to duck eggs too): https://www.accidentalsmallholder.net/livestock/poultry/selling-eggs/

UK gov guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eggs-trade-regulations

HTH.

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Selling duck eggs
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2021, 10:05:13 am »
Be aware that duck eggs donít keep as long as chicken eggs. I would collect and sell them fresher, more frequently.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Selling duck eggs
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2021, 10:13:24 am »
What about washing duck eggs?  Dan, I note the TAS guide says "If you are selling eggs, you should not wash them", but even our cleanest duck eggs need a wash before use them.

If I were to wash them, does that make me an egg processing / packing centre?
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macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Leicester
Re: Selling duck eggs
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2021, 11:32:33 am »
Be aware that duck eggs donít keep as long as chicken eggs. I would collect and sell them fresher, more frequently.
If you don't wash them they will actually store longer than chicken eggs (over a month!), but the problem is 99% of the time you need to wash them...
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

Richmond

  • Joined Sep 2020
  • Norfolk
Re: Selling duck eggs
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2021, 09:03:13 pm »
I collect my duck eggs first thing each morning (ducks lay in stable overnight) and wash and dry them, then put straight into the fridge. I only sell eggs that are less than 14 days old (any species), and keep anything older for our own use. I currently have eggs in the fridge that are probably at least 6 weeks old and are still absolutely fine. If they are clean and kept in the fridge they last for ages.

 

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