Who has a candling permit??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by heymikey, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. heymikey

    heymikey Out Of The Brooder

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    Who here actually has a USDA candling permit to sell eggs? I have an appointment this month to take the test. This will allow me to sell at the local Farmers Market. I am going over the study materials now.
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Do you need one to sell eggs, or do you need it to sell them a "grade A."
     
  3. heymikey

    heymikey Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:As I understand it, You can sell as "farm fresh"from your home in most states without a permit. In order to sell "Graded" eggs at a Farmers Market etc.. you must have a candling permit. Regulations will vary state to state but using the USDA graded sticker will not...you must have a permit for that.
     
  4. kimboolah

    kimboolah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you need a permit to sell eggs at the market if you don't have any roosters??????/
     
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:Candling eggs to sell for eating isn't to check for fertility. It is to check for meat spots or other quality issues.
     
  6. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What state and city are you in?

    Here it does not matter people at farmers markey care more if the are fresh than having them graded. I do not know of anyone that bothers with that for their own chickens and to sell eggs.
     
  7. heymikey

    heymikey Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I'm in Georgia. It's actually illegal to sell eggs at the farmers markets without a permit. I would have thought it's illegal in TN too. Are you sure it isn't? BTW I am referring to eggs for eating not hatching eggs.
     
  8. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope it is not illegal. all we have to do is mark caton with an address.
     
  9. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Here you have to sell something like 4,000 dozen eggs to have to get a permit, some ungodly high amount that I'm no where near making!! LOL

    For the rest of us you just have to mark your name/addy on the carton, and I think you have to put "non-graded" on there for selling them, not that anyone really checks or cares!!

    I currently only give them to close friends/family and a few neighbors as peace keeping gifts. I write my name on the carton like "Tala's eggs" because I reuse store cartons and I just want to be able to tell mine from storebought without checking inside. Everyone I give them to knows where I live and I don't think the feds can do anything about GIFT eggs anyway.
    If we sold them at farmer's market I would be sure to comply with the labling, just to "be safe" [​IMG]
     
  10. feedstorechick

    feedstorechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This sounds interesting! Does anyone have a link to the USDA page regarding a candling permit?
     

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