Export Regulation and Policy
This section is provided as an overview of the regulations and policies that govern the export of fresh table eggs and egg products to foreign countries.
General policies and statements that deal with export regulations.
Only eggs processed and packaged in accordance with regulations and under the supervision of a USDA grader are eligible for export certification.
This document contains the standards, grades, and weight classes for shell eggs.
Expiration dating on packaging material officially identified with the grademark, and qualifying prefixes.
Export documents that will need to be obtained before any product can be sent to a foreign country including the PY210S, Disease Free Statement, VS Form 9-3, and Report of Sales of hatching eggs, chicks, and poults.
The regulation requires preventive measures for Salmonella enteritidis during the production of eggs in poultry houses and requires subsequent refrigeration during storage and transportation. Shell eggs identified as noncompliant with the regulatory requirements of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (21 CFR 115 & 118) are not eligible for export certification.
The Egg Products Inspection Act provides the basis for the inspection of egg products and the establishments that produce egg products. As a note, the certification of liquid, frozen, and dried egg production is under the jurisdiction of the Food Safety and Inspection Service. For information regarding the certification of those products refer to:
The USDA can make no guarantee past the date of current revisions to the regulations since they are subject to revisions and addendums.