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Virginia Administrative Code
7/2/2022

Chapter 570. Rules and Regulations Defining Standards for Grades/Sizes of Shell Eggs

2VAC5-570-10. Grade AA eggs.

Eggs offered for sale as Grade AA quality shall meet the specifications of USDA Consumer Grade AA quality found in "Regulations Governing the Grading of Shell Eggs and United States Standards, Grades and Weight Classes for Shell Eggs (7 CFR Part 56)" of the Code of Federal Regulations, incorporated by reference in this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-5302 and 3.2-5311 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-10 § 1, eff. May 25, 1988.

2VAC5-570-20. Grade A eggs.

Eggs offered for sale as Grade A quality shall meet the specifications of USDA Consumer Grade A quality found in "Regulations Governing the Grading of Shell Eggs and United States Standards, Grades and Weight Classes for Shell Eggs (7 CFR Part 56)" of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-5302 and 3.2-5311 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-10 § 2, eff. May 25, 1988.

2VAC5-570-30. Grade B eggs.

Eggs offered for sale as Grade B quality shall meet the specifications of USDA Consumer Grade B quality found in "Regulations Governing the Grading of Shell Eggs and United States Standards, Grades and Weight Classes for Shell Eggs (7 CFR Part 56)" of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-5302 and 3.2-5311 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-10 § 3, eff. May 25, 1988.

2VAC5-570-40. Ungraded eggs.

Eggs offered for sale as ungraded shall meet the specifications of USDA Consumer Grade B quality found in "Regulations Governing the Grading of Shell Eggs and United States Standards, Grades and Weight Classes for Shell Eggs (7 CFR Part 56)" of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-5302 and 3.2-5311 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-10 § 4, eff. May 25, 1988.

2VAC5-570-50. Loss, inedible or leaker eggs.

Eggs described as loss, inedible or leakers within the meaning of "Regulations Governing the Grading of Shell Eggs and United States Standards, Grades and Weight Classes for Shell Eggs (7 CFR Part 56)," § 56.212 (a), (b) and (c) of the Code of Federal Regulations shall not be sold or offered for sale for human consumption.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-5302 and 3.2-5311 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-10 § 5, eff. May 25, 1988.

2VAC5-570-60. Weight classes.

Consumer grades of shell eggs and ungraded eggs shall conform to USDA weight classes for consumer grades for shell eggs found in "Regulations Governing the Grading of Shell Eggs and United States Standards, Grades and Weight Classes for Shell Eggs (7 CFR Part 56)" of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-5302 and 3.2-5311 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-10 § 6, eff. May 25, 1988.

2VAC5-570-70. Egg case and container markings.

All egg cases or retail containers in which eggs are kept for the purpose of sale, or offered or exposed for sale (except those exempt in § 3.2-5305), shall be marked according to one of the grades and sizes, or marked ungraded. The marking, identity of the commodity in the package, and net quantity of the contents in terms of count shall appear on the principal display panel of the package. The retail containers shall bear the name and address of the packer or distributor when the eggs are kept, offered, exposed for sale or sold at any place other than on the premises where packed. The grade and size, or ungraded status, shall be spelled out in full. All information required to appear on the container shall be prominent, definite, and plain, and shall be conspicuous as to size and style of letters and numbers. When loose eggs are on display for sale, a sign shall be attached showing the grade and size, or the ungraded status, in plain view to the public.

The plant of origin grading within the meaning of "Regulations Governing the Grading of Shell Eggs and United States Standards, Grades and Weight Classes for Shell Eggs (7 CFR Part 56)," § 56.1 of the Code of Federal Regulations shall be identified on all cases or containers in which shell eggs are delivered to the retail or food service institution.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-5302 and 3.2-5311 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-10 § 7, eff. May 25, 1988; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 11, eff. March 4, 2009.

2VAC5-570-80. Requirement for eggs being processed, transported, or stored.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to permit unsanitary conditions to exist in the processing, transportation, or storage of eggs whereby the eggs may become contaminated.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-5302 and 3.2-5311 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-10 § 8, eff. May 25, 1988.

FORMS (2VAC5-570).

Inspection Report, Form VDACS-06017.

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