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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 12. POULTRY, RABBITS, EGGS, AND EGG PRODUCTS [24501 - 27690]

  ( Division 12 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

PART 4. EGGS AND EGG PRODUCTS [27501 - 27690]

  ( Part 4 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 1. Eggs [27501 - 27690]

  ( Chapter 1 repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009. )

ARTICLE 1. Definitions and General Provisions [27501 - 27523]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009. )

27501.
  

Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions set forth in this article shall govern the construction of this chapter.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27502.
  

“Agent” includes bailee, broker, commission merchant, factor, auctioneer, solicitor, consignee, and any other person that is acting upon the express or implied authority of another.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27503.
  

“At retail” means a sale or transaction between a retailer and a consumer.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27503.5.
  

“California egg” means an egg produced in this state.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 283, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2004.)

27504.
  

“Candling” means the examination of the interior of eggs by use of a transmitted light.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27505.
  

“Cold storage eggs” means eggs which have been in cold storage for a period of more than 30 days.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27506.
  

“Committee” means the Shell Egg Advisory Committee.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27507.
  

“Consumer” means any person who purchases eggs for his or her own family use or consumption; or any restaurant, hotel, boardinghouse, bakery, or other institution or concern which purchases eggs for serving to guests or patrons thereof, or for its own use in cooking or baking and not for resale in the shell.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27508.
  

“Container” means any box, case, basket, carton, sack, bag, or any other device which is used to facilitate the handling of eggs.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27509.
  

“Deceptive” means any arrangement of the contents of any container, or subcontainer, or of any lot, load, or display, in which the eggs in the outer layer or in any portion exposed to view are in quality, size, condition, or in any other respect so superior to those in the interior or unexposed portion as to materially misrepresent the contents or any part thereof as to size, quality, condition, or any other respects.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27510.
  

“Egg handler” means a person engaged in the business of producing, candling, grading, packing, or otherwise preparing shell eggs or pasteurized in-shell eggs for market or who engages in the operation of selling or marketing eggs that he or she has produced, purchased, or acquired from a producer, or which he or she is marketing on behalf of a producer, whether as owner, agent, employee, or otherwise. This section shall not apply to any purchaser who is a retailer and who does not handle eggs in any other capacity, except as a retailer.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 11, Sec. 1. (AB 1414) Effective April 17, 2014.)

27510.1.
  

“Producer” means a person engaged in the business of producing eggs from domesticated fowl for human consumption, who is not in the business of candling, grading, packing, sorting, or otherwise preparing shell eggs for market, marketing, or processing eggs into egg products.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 995, Sec. 4.)

27511.
  

“Egg meats” means the white, yolk, or any part of eggs, in liquid, frozen, dried, or any other form, used, intended or held for use, in the preparation of, or to be a part of or mixed with, food or food products, for human consumption.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27512.
  

“Egg products” means egg meats.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27513.
  

“Eggs” means eggs in the shell from chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, or any other species of fowl.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27514.
  

“Incubated eggs” means eggs which have been in the course of incubation, whether natural or artificial.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27515.
  

“Incubator rejects” means incubated eggs.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27516.
  

“Marked” means plainly, legibly, and conspicuously labeled, stamped, stenciled, printed, or branded.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27517.
  

“Mislabel” means the presence of any false, deceptive, or misleading mark, term, statement, design, device, inscription, or any other designation upon any eggs or upon any container or subcontainer of eggs, or upon the label, lining, or wrapper thereof, or upon any placard or sign used in connection therewith, or in connection with any bulk lot or display having reference to eggs.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27518.
  

“Retailer” means any person who sells eggs to a consumer.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27519.
  

“Shell eggs” means any in-shell eggs other than pasteurized in-shell eggs, as defined in Section 27519.6.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 11, Sec. 2. (AB 1414) Effective April 17, 2014.)

27519.5.
  

“Shipped egg” means an egg that is produced outside the State of California and shipped into the state for purposes of resale or use by a direct user.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 283, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004.)

27519.6.
  

“Pasteurized in-shell eggs” means in-shell eggs that have been pasteurized by any method approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration or the department.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 11, Sec. 3. (AB 1414) Effective April 17, 2014.)

27520.
  

“Subcontainer” means any container when being used within another container.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27521.
  

The purposes of this chapter are as follows:

(a) To assure that healthful and wholesome eggs of known quality are sold in this state.

(b) To facilitate the orderly marketing of shell eggs in a uniform manner.

(c) To prevent the marketing of deceptive or mislabeled containers of eggs.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1009.)

27522.
  

“Eggs that are packaged for export” means those eggs destined for conveyance to any location outside the United States or its territories.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 197, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

27523.
  

“Eggs that are packaged for interstate commerce” means those eggs destined for sale outside the state.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 197, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2000.)

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