Eggs and poultry
Egg Marketing Inspectorate (EMI)
- What is the EMI?
- What does the EMI do?
- Where does the EMI work?
- How do I contact an inspector?
- Forms and guidance
- Further information on the EMI
The EMI is an Inspectorate within Animal Health, which is a government executive agency.
The EMI is responsible for the enforcement of various pieces of legislation which cover the production and marketing of eggs, at all points of the marketing chain up to but not including retail & catering level, although the Inspectorate is also authorised to conduct inspections at retail & catering premises where the need arises. The EMI will also soon be responsible for on-farm aspects of the Poultrymeat Marketing Regulations.
Throughout England and Wales, wherever eggs are produced, graded, packed, imported, exported, bought or sold. Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own Inspectors.
- For further information on egg marketing in the devolved regions, contact the relevant agricultural department.
A map of EMI regions and addresses of the Regional Egg Marketing Inspectors (REMI) is available. Contact the REMI responsible for your region, for further information on the Regulations and details of the Egg Marketing Inspector closest to you.
- map of EMI regions (500 PDF KB)
Explanatory leaflets covering the various stages of egg production and The Egg Quality Guide are available. You should read these leaflets before completing any of the EMR (Egg Marketing Regulations) forms available from the EMI.
Page last modified: 4 October 2007