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Selling eggs of different colours: myths busted

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

There is no problem in selling eggs of varying colour in the same box. The truth:  There is no problem…

The myth:  The Telegraph reported Defra wouldn’t allow eggs of a different colour to be sold in the same box.

The truth:  There is no problem in selling eggs of varying colour in the same box - as a trip to the supermarket will confirm. Information on how you can sell your eggs is available within the Eggs and Chicks(England) Regulations 2009 (PDF).