Egg packing centre: registration

Form for packing centres to apply for approval to pack eggs.

Applies to England and Wales


EMR2: Application for registration of an egg packing centre

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If possible, send your application by email to If you apply by post it may take longer.

Apply in advance to avoid delay – APHA is dealing with a high volume of applications.

This form is for packing centres to apply for authorisation to pack eggs.

Packing centres must be approved as food business operators by the local authority. They must meet requirements concerning hygiene, record keeping and HACCP processes.

Authorised packing centres are given a unique packing centre code. This must be used on all the labelling of graded eggs before they leave the premises.

Applicants should read Eggs marketing: guidance on the legislation before completing the form. It explains rules covering the production, marking, transport, grading, packing and onward marketing of eggs which are intended for human consumption.

Published 25 April 2014
Last updated 6 June 2022 + show all updates
  1. Removed coronavirus (COVID-19) statement relating to email applications.

  2. Added coronavirus statement on sending applications by email.

  3. Application for registration of an egg packing centre and guidance document updated.

  4. Data protection statement updated on the form

  5. AHVLA documents have been re-assigned to the new Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

  6. First published.