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Grading, Certification and Verification
Shell Egg Grading and Certification  
Obtaining Service

Most shell egg grading services are performed at packing plants nationwide, and occasionally at terminal markets. Federal graders and federally-licensed State graders are trained to provide these services. The services are voluntary and provided on a fee basis to plants requesting the services. On a cost-per-dozen basis, the cost for this service is minimal.

To officially request USDA grading service, you will need to submit your request in writing. Complete the "Application for Service" Form, PY-32 (PDF), and send the completed form to the address below.


Obtaining Information

For additional information, contact:

Livestock, Poultry, and Seed Program, Poultry Grading Division
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Stop 0258
Washington, D.C. 20250

Telephone: (202) 720-3271
Fax: (202) 690-3165

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  Last Modified Date: 02/04/2013