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Selling eggs of different colours: myths busted

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

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

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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).

Published 29 November 2010