Egg facts and figures

All you need to know about eggs and how they are produced. Click the links below to find out more about egg production, classification and answers to commonly asked questions.

Egg production

We outline the different systems used to produce eggs.

Egg sizes

Read our guide to egg sizes to help you follow recipes

Egg codes and quality

What those numbers and letters on your eggs mean, and the two classes of egg quality under UK and European law.

Egg and sustainability

For people wanting to eat more sustainably, eggs have the lowest environmental impact of any animal protein.

Industry data

Data surrounding egg production, consumption and market breakdowns.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to common questions surrounding safety, production, storage and consumption of eggs.