Egg packing centre
Revision of Better Life criteria for secundary participants
The Better Life Label Foundation (BLLF) is revising its criteria for secundary participants.
This means we have made a number of adjustments:
- Modular structure of the criteria with less overlapping criteria for different company types;
- No additional lists with supplementary decisions and interpretations;
- Better alignment with the ISO standards for quality systems;
- Sanctions in accordance with international standards.
The Modular structure also makes it possible to request one overview with all the criteria that have to be met, in case a business has several company types.
The revised criteria will take effect from 1 september 2023. Click here to view the revised criteria.
What is an egg packing centre?
At an egg packing centre eggs are graded and packed according to the number of stars, quality and weight for sale as fresh table eggs or for further processing into egg products. A packing centre must have a permit in accordance with Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 853/2004. Packing centres are regularly inspected and certified (according to the inspection frequency as established in the certification regulations) by a Certification Body on the basis of the corresponding Better Life criteria.
Supplementary decisions and interpretations
Following the conclusive formal adoption of these criteria, the supplementary decisions and interpretations below have been drafted in conjunction with the Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals. These decisions/interpretations have not yet been formally adopted and, in the event of exceptional circumstances, are subject to change before being included in the established BLL criteria. In anticipation thereof, certification will be carried out on the basis of these supplementary decisions and interpretations.
- There are no supplementary decisions and interpretations for egg packing centres
Declaration one type of eggs
Packing centres without IKB certification may only pack one type of eggs. In order to apply to become a participant in the Better Life label scheme, you must sign a declaration.
Download the declaration one type of eggs below:
Additional documents for packing centres
The latest versions of these documents can be found on the Regulations page:
- Conditions protocol for processors
- User protocol and style manual
- Guidelines delivering to non-participants