Ok I just got off the phone with PA Bureau of Food Safety, and she email me all the regulations I need. She said since I'm selling from the farm instead of at a retail location, I am not subject to inspection as long as I follow the guidelines that she sent me. I already meet all the criteria, so now I just need to find out about tax information, if I need a small business license to claim them, etc. I'll keep doing some digging and let you know what I find out...
Here are the small flock producer guidelines for PA:
EGGS FROM SMALL FLOCK PRODUCERS
Many individuals with small flocks of laying hens prefer to market their own eggs. If an
egg producer has less than 3,200 laying hens and sells eggs within five days from the
date of lay and sells eggs predominately within a 100 mile radius of their production or
processing facility, then the following summary of regulations will apply when selling
eggs to the consumer.
All eggs must be maintained at 60°F or less from the time of gathering to the time
of sale. This would apply to eggs sold on the farm.
• At any location, each carton, flat, or container of eggs must be labeled with the
• Name and address
Date of lay
Statement of identity (eggs)
Net Contents (in 3/16 inch high letters)
Egg Handling Instructions
If a producer does not weigh the eggs or if they are mixed sizes, and they do not
wish to assign a grade, they must be labeled “unclassified” for size.
Must remove dirty, leakers, or loss eggs.
Eggs must be PA Consumer Grade B to be able to be used under Food Code
Chapter 46. Grade B has to do with the quality of the egg only. Inferior eggs may
not be used.
Eggs “unclassified” for size may be used, as long as they are Grade B or better.
Eggs from small flocks, meeting these requirements, may be purchased by Food
Processors or Restaurants for use in their manufactured products/facilities.
Once purchased, the eggs must be placed in a cooler maintained at 45ºF ambient air
temperature. This would apply to all Retail Locations including Farmers Markets
off the farm.
If you feel that an egg producer is not a small flock, gather the producer/farm name,
address and phone number, then contact an Egg Inspector who will verify small