In 2000, the Association for Controlled Alternative Animal Husbandry created the first traceability system in the food industry, with the stamp on the egg. In 2004, the so-called egg code became the statutory labelling specification within the European Union.
The first number in the stamp provides information on the rearing method of the hen, then comes the country of origin, and finally the number of the laying farm. Our database covers all eggs monitored through KAT from barn, free-range and organic production all over Europe. Alongside the name of the farmer, you can find up-to-date pictures of the laying farm. Further information on the KAT labelling system, KAT-controlled forms of husbandry and marketing at the weekly markets can be found on the following pages.
Enter the stamp on your egg and find out its origin: