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South Carolina Egg Selling Laws

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I just wanted to post the egg selling laws in SC...this comes directly from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture...just in case anyone is looking :D


2. My backyard chickens are producing more eggs than my family can consume.   What do I need to do in order to sell the extra eggs?

Eggs can be sold from the farm or place where they’re gathered without any further regulation. Eggs sold to other businesses or at locations other than where they’re produced, must be washed, graded, sized and properly labeled. An Egg License from the SC Department of Agriculture is required.


Eggs sold at a location other than a grower’s residence or farm must be washed, graded, sized, properly labeled and kept refrigerated at or below 45° F.  Grading information can be found in the USDA’s Egg Grading Manual.

Only new or unused cartons can be used to package egg. Cartons cannot bear another producer’s or distributor’s information. The producer must obtain an egg license issued by SCDA. Unlabeled, ungraded or unsized eggs or eggs off refrigeration are considered adulterated and will be removed from public sale. Selling eggs in those categories or selling without an SCDA Egg License are considered misdemeanors and both carry fines.

Apply for an Egg License or View Egg Guidelines


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Thanks for this!

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Youre welcome! It was fairly easy to obtain the license, just so ypu know.
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