Workshops for Backyard Egg Farmers Scheduled

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 in 2013 News Releases, Main, News Releases

Nov. 15, 2013

Federal and State Regulations Apply for Eggs for Sale

HONOLULU – A series of workshops have been scheduled to educate the growing number of Hawaii residents who are raising backyard poultry and selling eggs to friends, family and in some instances, the public.  Many are not aware that if they sell their eggs, they must follow federal and state regulations to ensure good food safety practices. Buyers should also know the regulations so they may purchase eggs that are properly handled.

Workshops to educate backyard farmers have been scheduled for Kauai, Molokai, Kona and Hilo in the month of November in a collaborative effort between the Hawaii Departments of Health and Agriculture and the University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. 

Dates, Times & Locations:

Kauai:              Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, 4:00 – 6:00 pm,

Hawaii Department of Agriculture Conference Room,

4398A Pua Loke Street, Lihue

Register at:

 Kona:               Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, 9:30 – Noon

Kona Cooperative Extension Conference Room,

79-7381 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua

Register at:

Hilo:                 Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 9:30 – Noon,

Hawaii Environmental Health Office Conference Room,

1582 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo

Register at:

Molokai:         Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, 3:30 – 5:30 pm,

QLCC Activity Room at Kulana Oiwi, 602 Maunaloa Highway

Register at:

The workshop will cover topics such as:

  • Candling and grading of eggs
  • Washing and good handling practices
  • Packaging and labeling
  • Compliance with federal and state laws
  • Resources for the backyard egg farmer

Farmers are encouraged to bring their eggs to the workshop.

To view the workshop flyer, click here.

For workshop information, contact:  Lynn Nakamura-Tengan on Maui at 808-244-3242 ext. 222 or e-mail:

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Media Contact:

Janelle Saneishi, Public Information Officer
Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Phone:  808-973-9560