2010 Tennessee Code
Title 53 - Food, Drugs And Cosmetics
Chapter 2 - Tennessee Egg Law
53-2-102 - Chapter definitions.

53-2-102. Chapter definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

     (1)  “Adulterated eggs” means eggs that are filthy, putrid, decomposed or otherwise unfit for human food, in whole or in part;

     (2)  “Commissioner” means the commissioner of agriculture;

     (3)  “Inedible or eggs unfit for human food” means eggs that:

          (A)  Are addled, moldy, or musty, contain black rot, white rot or blood ring;

          (B)  Have adherent yolks or bloody, or green whites;

          (C)  Contain embryo chicks, at or beyond the blood ring state;

          (D)  Consist, to any extent, of a filthy, decomposed or putrid substance; or

          (E)  Contain bloody whites, a blood spot, or an aggregation of blood spots more than one-eighth inch (1/8²) in diameter;

     (4)  “Person” means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, or association, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee or other similar representative of an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, or association;

     (5)  “Processor” means a person who assembles eggs in case lots and who operates a plant for the purpose of packing shell eggs or shell-treated eggs, or breaking eggs out of the shell for freezing or drying, and who also may operate as a wholesaler;

     (6)  “Unclassified” means the general run of edible eggs sold by a producer directly to a consumer, that have not been candled, sorted or graded;

     (7)  “Ungraded” means the general run of edible eggs as they come from the producer, that have not been sorted or graded, but have been candled; and

     (8)  “Wholesaler” means a person who assembles eggs in case lots and disposes of them in quantities to retailers or through other distribution channels, and who also may operate as a processor.

[Acts 1951, ch. 124, § 2; 1953, ch. 98, § 1 (Williams, § 6579.30); 1961, ch. 20, § 1; 1981, ch. 322, §§ 1, 2; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 52-202.]  

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