2014 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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260.610 Grade identification -- Handling -- Conditions requiring removal from
retail display -- Retailers prohibited from repacking eggs into full cartons
-- Lot consolidation permitted under supervision of registered lot
consolidator -- Prohibition of sale or possession for sale of inedible eggs
-- Emergency recall plan.
All eggs bought or sold by or to retailers, consumers, and institutional users by
licensees shall be identified according to grade and size, using USDA
standards and weight classes for consumer grades.
Eggs to be offered for sale for human consumption shall be handled to
maintain and preserve the quality and grade in which they are to be offered for
sale, including but not limited to storage, transportation, temperature, and
A carton of eggs with any of the following existing conditions shall be removed
from a retail display on a daily basis:
(a) Cracked eggs;
(b) Leaking eggs;
(c) Frozen eggs; or
(d) A combination of any of the above.
A retailer shall not rework or repack eggs into full cartons. Repacking shall be
done only by the original packer. A retailer may, however:
(a) Sell an incomplete dozen size carton provided that the quantity labeling
on the carton is changed to reflect the number of eggs in the carton; or
(b) Perform lot consolidation, provided the process is performed by or under
the supervision of a registered lot consolidator. The Commissioner may
promulgate administrative regulations governing the requirements for lot
consolidation registration and may assess a fee of no more than twenty
dollars ($20) needed to defray the costs of the registration program.
No person shall sell, offer or expose for sale, or have in his possession for
sale, for human consumption, eggs that are inedible, including eggs that are
unfit for human food in whole or in part, addled or moldy, containing black rot,
white rot, or blood ring, adherent yolks, or bloody whites, incubated beyond the
blood ring stage, or consisting to any extent of filthy decomposed substance.
No later than June 30 of each year, all packing plants and distributors shall
submit an emergency recall plan to the department. The plan shall address
policies and procedures that will be followed in the event of a recall of eggs or
egg products pursuant to an inedible product designation, as described in
subsection (5) of this section. If there have been no changes in the plan from
the previous year, a statement to that effect shall be submitted in lieu of a plan
on an annual basis.
Effective:March 5, 2014
History: Amended 2014 Ky. Acts ch. 4, sec. 2, effective March 5, 2014. -Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 66, sec. 4, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended
2006 Ky. Acts ch. 215, sec. 2, effective July 12, 2006. -- Amended 1998 Ky.
Acts ch. 208, sec. 4, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 120,
sec. 17, effective July 15, 1980. -- Amended 1962 Ky. Acts ch. 195, sec. 1. -Amended 1960 Ky. Acts ch. 36, sec. 2. -- Created 1956 Ky. Acts ch. 121, sec. 8.
CHAPTER 260 - MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
260.610 Grade identification -- Handling -- Conditions requiring removal from retail display -- Retailers prohibited from repacking eggs into full cartons -- Lot consolidation permitted under supervision of registered lot consolidator -- Prohibition of sale or possession for sale of inedible eggs -- Emergency recall plan.
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