The mission of the Egg Quality Program is to ensure that the eggs sold to Texas consumers meet TDA’s quality standards.
The Egg Quality Program:
- Inspects eggs at packing plants, distribution centers, and retail outlets.
- Licenses people and businesses that participate in the Texas egg industry.
Who needs an Egg License from TDA? more info
A person engaged in the business of buying eggs from producers or other persons on his own account and selling or transferring eggs to other dealer-wholesalers, processors, retailers or other persons and consumers. A dealer-wholesaler further means a person engaged in producing eggs from his own flock and disposing of any portion of this production on a graded basis.
A person who operates a plant for the purpose of breaking eggs for freezing, drying or commercial food manufacturing.
A person who never assumes ownership or possession of eggs, nor changes the grade or pack of eggs, but is engaged in the business of acting as agent, for a fee or commission, in the sale or transfer of eggs between producers, or dealer-wholesalers as sellers and dealer-wholesalers, processors or retailers as buyers.
Who does NOT need an Egg License from TDA? more info
A person or business that sells eggs directly to consumers, unless the eggs are sold for personal benefit.
Individuals who sell un-graded eggs from a personal flock. If you sell graded eggs from a personal flock, then you DO need an Egg License.