Egg packing centre
Current version criteria
Previous version criteria
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 have entered into force at 1 september 2023. Click here to view the revised criteria.
Participant self-evaluation checklist
Below you will find a checklist designed for businesses interested in participating in the Better Life label. The purpose of the checklist is to provide a quick overview of your progress in achieving Better Life label certification for your business. However, please be aware that this is an abridged version of the entire list of criteria. It is crucial to fulfill all criteria relevant to your company type. As a participant, you are responsible for ensuring compliance with the entire list of Better Life label criteria for your specific company type.
- Self-evaluation checklist egg packing centre with IKB
- Self-evaluation checklist egg packing centre without IKB
This checklist incorporates the updated criteria that have taken effect on 1 September, 2023. You can access the updated criteria here.
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