First, each egg goes through candling. This step consists of a visual inspection to check the egg for staleness, blood clots, fertility and growth.


In a nutshell, we look for these signs of superior quality:

  • How do we test our eggs for the best quality?Reasonably firm albumen (egg white);
  • Indistinct yolk outline;
  • Round yolk located at the centre of the egg;
  • An air cell (air pocket) no more than 5 mm deep.

The eggshell:

  • Has less than 3 spots totalling less than 25 mm2 and is otherwise free of dirt and stains;
  • Has a normal or nearly normal shape and may have some rough areas and lines;
  • Is not cracked.