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How are eggs transported safely to stores?

Vehicles transporting food must be dedicated to only transport food, per federal law, which requires:

  • Shell eggs packed for consumers be stored and transported under refrigeration at an ambient (surrounding) air temperature not to exceed 45° F;
  • All packed shell eggs be labeled with a statement that refrigeration is required; and
  • Any shell eggs imported into the United States and packed for consumer use are to include a certification that they have been stored and transported at an ambient temperature of no greater than 45° F.