The International Egg Commission describes itself as “the global network for the egg industry,” and has members in over 55 countries around the world. It was established at the second International Egg Conference in Bologna, Italy, in 1964.

The London, UK-based commission has a number of goals. Among these are the fostering of international cooperation among all sectors of the egg industry, encouraging the development of better statistics and market intelligence for shell eggs and egg products, and collecting and publishing such data, and encouraging the harmonization internationally of marketing standards for shell eggs and egg products.

Additionally, it seeks to: encourage the hygienic production of eggs and egg products; study the problems of international trade and assist in these problems; assist he work undertaken by international agencies in countries where the level of nutrition and food safety is inadequate; encourage member and non-member countries to improve the consumption of shell eggs and egg products; encourage improvements in the welfare of hens and encourage action to help safeguard the environment; establish and maintain liaison with international organizations; identify issues and provide leadership on any activity, which is deemed appropriate to the International Egg Commission in the interests of the egg industry.


Its structure includes a governing council, office holders, the executive committee, and other standing committees which include production and trade, egg processors international, economics and statistics, and membership. The International Egg Commission holds two conferences each year at locations around the world.

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