Egg packing station - apply for approval

Service Description

Egg packing centers are establishments that grade, mark, and pack and/or repack eggs according to quality and weight classes. Egg packing centres may only be operated if they have been approved by the competent authority on application for and a packing station identification number has been assigned.

Outside of the market regulation right is required:

- Hygienic approval: egg packing stations may only market their products if they are approved or registered under hygienic law. Responsibility: Veterinary and food control offices.

- Eggs from organic production: In addition to market law and hygiene law, confirmation by an approved organic inspection body.

If eggs are sold ex-farm (production site), at the doorstep or at a public market directly to the final consumer and not according to quality and weight classes, no approval as packing center is required.

Direct marketers who market eggs through a trading partner (retailer, baker, kiosk, other direct marketer, etc.) or who want to offer eggs sorted by size and grade or who have a sales radius of more than 100 kilometers require approval as a packing center.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Thüringer Landesamt für Landwirtschaft und Ländlichen Raum (TLLLR) - Referat 21 - Futtermittel- und Marktüberwachung, Düngung und Bodenschutz

Naumburger Straße 98
07743 Jena
Link to the directions:
+49 361 574041-000
+49 361 574041-390