Assisting California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, the Egg Safety, Quality and Management program (ESQM) ensures that eggs sold in California are of known quality, origin, grade, and size. Eggs must be properly handled, labeled, transported, refrigerated; and be wholesome and safe to eat. Shell eggs and egg products may be inspected at production, packing, distribution, and retail facilities.
Egg Handler Registration
Anyone engaged in the production, sale, or handling of shell eggs or egg products in California must register with CDFA as an egg handler.
FAC 27633 – Unlawful to engage in the business of an egg handler without first registering with CDFA-ESQM.