In 2016, three Danish egg packing stations - all members of the trade organization Danish Egg Assocation - agreed on a unique set of rules and requirements that ensure high quality Danish eggs, produced with a focus on animal welfare and traceability throughout the production chain.
The industry code is a unique set of rules and requirements that ensure high quality Danish eggs, produced with concern for animal welfare, traceability and control throughout the production chain. Each part of the production chain has specific criteria that must be met and checked by audit every year.
The Danish industry code includes:
• One of the world's most strict salmonella control programs
• Unique traceability for both product, animal and feed
• Audits in all stages of production by external auditor
• Requirements for heat treatment of feed
• Animal welfare requirements that exceed legislative requirements
• Authority control in all stages of production
The Danish Egg Assocation stamp is the consumer's guarantee that the eggs are Danish, and that the farmers live up to high standards of food safety, health and animal welfare, which go beyond the regulations in the EU.
The stamp is printed on DANÆG's egg trays, as well as directly on the egg shell.