318 and ½ Eggs per Year per Bird
Prince Edward Island (DFPEI 2023-01)
January 28, 2023
On January 3, 2023 under the Natural Products Marketing Act (1988), the Egg Commodity Marketing
Regulations and the Prince Edward Island Egg Order made pursuant to the Agricultural Products Marketing Act (Canada), the Egg Farmers of PEI amended board order ECMB 88-2.
The amendment replaces Subsection 6(a), amending the levy rate, with the following
“A levy on ungraded eggs shall be assessed annually by the Board on each producer, subject to change by the Board, and the levy shall be based on the producer’s allocated quota at the rate of thirty two point one five cents ($0.3215) per dozen eggs [emphasis added], plus applicable provincial and federal taxes, and it is established that the number of eggs per bird for levy calculation purposes shall be twenty six point five, four (26.54) dozen eggs per annum except that during a year that has fifty three (53) weeks the number of eggs per bird shall be twenty seven point zero, five (27.05) dozen eggs per annum [emphasis added].”
The Order came into force on January 29, 2023.
The Egg Farmers of PEI (EFPEI) is a not-for-profit organization, which receives its powers under the Natural Products Marketing Act, (1988). the Egg Commodity Marketing Regulations and the Prince Edward Island Egg Order are made pursuant to the Agricultural Products Marketing Act (Canada). The EFPEI is provided with all the powers necessary to enable it to effectively promote, control and regulate the marketing of eggs within the province including the power to prohibit any aspect of the marketing of eggs.
There are presently 8 egg farmers on PEI (7 are registered with the EFPEI). PEI egg farmers produced just over 3 million eggs per year. About 50% of the eggs produced on PEI are consumed by PEI residents. The remainder of the eggs are in food products distributed across Canada.
All registered PEI egg farmers follow: a recommended Code of Practice for the care and handling of birds, The Start Clean-Stay Clean on-farm food safety program, an environmental farm plan, and approved guidelines regarding the use of medication on birds.
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