The Egg Program licenses Egg Dealers annually. Dealers are inspected for compliance with state food safety regulations and educated in the proper care and handling of eggs.
The inspection ensures that the eggs you purchase are wholesome, fresh, and properly labeled.
Changes to the Colorado Egg Law
The Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform is currently conducting a sunset review of the Egg Dealer program. Analysis is performed to determine whether the Acts are necessary and if they should be continued, modified, or repealed. To provide input on this review, please visit: http://www.dora.state.
INFORMATION ON SELLING EGGS IN COLORADO:
A person or company that sells eggs within Colorado must be licensed by Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) per CRS 35-21-104. Complete the Colorado Application for Egg Dealer License and submit your payment to 305 Interlocken Parkway Broomfield, CO 80021.
Egg producers with fewer than 3,000 domesticated chicken hens who sell to stores, restaurants, hospitals and other institutions must be licensed as a Class I Small-Flock Egg Producer.
Egg producers who sell their eggs directly to the consumer are exempt from licensing by CDA when fewer than 250 dozen are sold per month.
Egg producers with more than 3,000 hens must be licensed as a Class II through Class VII Egg Dealer depending on the number of eggs sold per week. Those Large Flock Egg Producers are subject to the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Shell Egg Surveillance Program inspections. Contact Kellie Anderson at the USDA Ag Marketing Services at (303) 288-2451 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
CDA inspects egg producers, retailers and wholesalers to ensure product wholesomeness, and to verify truth and completeness in labeling. A producer inspection involves the washing, sanitizing, candling, grading, packing and storage procedures in use for compliance with good manufacturing practices for food producers. Go to the Egg Producers webpage for more details on the on-farm inspections.
Please contact our office at (303) 869-9100 for any further questions.