FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shell eggs is 2 kg box of Caneggs Egg White powder equivalent to ?

2 kg of Caneggs Egg White Powder is equivalent to 500 shell eggs.

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Why are eggs different sizes ?

Egg size is related to the age of the hen — as a hen gets older, she lays larger eggs. Eggs are sorted at the grading station based on weight, not circumference, and packaged accordingly into the following sizes: pee wee, small, medium, large, extra large or jumbo

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What the sizes mean?

Peewee – less than 42 grams
Small – at least 42 grams
Medium – at least 49 grams
Large – at least 56 grams
Extra Large – at least 63 grams
Jumbo – 70 grams or more

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How do Eggs measure up?

Whole Eggs
1 large egg = 3 tablespoons (45 mL)
5 large whole eggs = 1 cup (250 mL)

Egg White
1 large egg white = 2 tablespoons (30 mL)
8 to 10 large egg whites = 1 cup (250 mL)

Egg Yolk
1 large egg yolk = 1 tablespoon (15 mL)
12 to 16 large egg yolks = 1 cup (250 mL)

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What standards are in place on Canadian egg farms?

Canadian eggs are produced according to some of the highest possible standards to ensure the eggs you buy at the store are fresh, high quality and of local production. Here are two important programs farmers follow today: Canadian egg farmers take part in a national Animal Care Program and comprehensive on-farm food safety program, called Start-Clean, Stay-Clean™. These programs set out comprehensive and rigorous standards, based on the latest science and information, and were developed by Canada’s leading experts. Farms are inspected by trained field inspectors- and these programs work because farmers are committed to providing exceptional care for their hens, and keeping eggs safe and fresh for all Canadians.

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Are antibiotics used in laying hens?

No, antibiotics are not used in laying hens in Canada. Canadian egg farmers follow feed regulations set by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. In addition, eggs in Canada are always free of added steroids and hormones.

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Why are egg yolks such different colours?

The food a hen eats affects the yolk colour of her eggs. Generally speaking, if she eats a wheat-based diet, she lays eggs with pale yellow yolks. Feed that contains corn or alfalfa produces eggs with medium or darker yellow yolks

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How do egg farmers take care of their hens?

Our farmers are responsible stewards of their animals and responsible animal husbandry is a top priority. Farmers follow a national Animal Care Program based on a national code of practice. The Code of Practice is developed in consultation with Canada’s top veterinarians, scientists, as well as representatives from the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, industry and government. Egg Farmers of Canada actively funds independent research at leading universities on welfare and farming practices and we are committed to mobilizing this knowledge throughout the industry.

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What do egg farmers feed their hens?

Egg farmers work with nutrition specialists to ensure their hens eat a balanced and nutritious diet of grains, protein, fats, vitamins and minerals. And of course, water is always on the menu! A balanced diet is vital for maintaining the hen’s health and also plays an important role in the quality of eggs produced.
Canadian egg farmers follow feed regulations set by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Steroids and hormones are not approved for use in Canada. This means that the eggs you buy at the store do not contain steroids or hormones.

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Do the eggs get washed?

At the grading station, eggs are washed in a sanitizing solution and scrubbed with revolving brushes to remove dirt and any bacteria that may be found on the shell.

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