2010 Tennessee Code
Title 53 - Food, Drugs And Cosmetics
Chapter 2 - Tennessee Egg Law
53-2-106 - Fancy fresh egg marketing program Restrictions on advertising or sale of fresh eggs.

53-2-106. Fancy fresh egg marketing program Restrictions on advertising or sale of fresh eggs.

(a)  (1)  There is authorized and created in the state of Tennessee a quality controlled egg marketing program, which shall be known and designated as the fancy fresh egg marketing program.

     (2)  The commissioner is authorized to make, issue, declare and promulgate all necessary rules and regulations with reference to the labeling and marketing of shell eggs under the fancy fresh egg marketing program.

     (3)  It is unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale or advertise for sale any shell eggs in violation of any rule or regulation that may be promulgated under the fancy fresh egg marketing program.

(b)  (1)  No person shall sell, offer for sale, or advertise for sale, shell eggs under any brand name, trademark, or grade as fresh eggs, unless the eggs are of current production and meet the minimum requirements for consumer grade A or AA as prescribed in the Tennessee department of agriculture specifications for shell eggs.

     (2)  “Eggs of current production” means shell eggs that have moved through marketing channels since the time they were laid, and have not been held in refrigerated storage in excess of twenty-one (21) days.

     (3)  Any person packing eggs for sale at retail as prescribed in this subsection (b) shall furnish to the commissioner or the commissioner's duly authorized representative, upon request, a complete record of all dates of refrigeration of the eggs.

[Acts 1951, ch. 124, § 6; 1953, ch. 98, § 2 (Williams, § 6579.34); 1959, ch. 117, § 3; 1961, ch. 20, § 2; 1981, ch. 322, § 5; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 52-206.]  

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