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by Anna
on March 19, 2024 at 9:24 PM
Hi! I would be interested in testing our eggs for any contaminants (heavy metals, lead, carcinogens, etc.). We live in Massachusetts. Is there an address where I can ship our eggs to? Thank you, Anna
Reply by Pamela S Kan-Rice
on March 19, 2024 at 9:41 PM
Hi Anna, You should call the Cooperative Extension office in your county to see if you can get your eggs tested locally. Cooperative Extension is in every state.
by Sheena
on April 3, 2024 at 9:51 AM
Hello - I live in Oakland, and I'm looking to get my backyard chicken eggs tested for contaminants. The link above ( does not work, so I'm looking for instructions on packaging and shipping. I'm up in Sonoma County often, so can I drop off at the UC Cooperative Extension office in Santa Rosa, even if I'm not a Sonoma County resident? If so, any special instructions for packing them up for drop off? Thanks!
Reply by Pamela S Kan-Rice
on April 4, 2024 at 1:08 PM
Unfortunately the free egg-testing project has ended. California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab is an excellent resource for testing for a fee. Here is the website
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