Egg Laws in the U.S.A

Laws regarding the selling of eggs in your local state!
By A_Fowl_Guy · Mar 7, 2019 · ·
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    We all like our eggs but what happened when we have more than we can eat? Well we want to sell them of course so! Selling eggs supplements cost of caring for our birds. You may want to get out there right away and start selling right? Well what if I told you that in the United States that there are laws and regulations reguarding the sale of eggs? Each state maintains regulations separate to the minimum FDA regulations and I have taken the liberty of posting this here below!


    Alabama
    Code of Alabama – Title 2: Agriculture – Section 2-12-1 – Definitions
    Alabama Department of Agriculture Animal Industry Administrative Code

    Alaska
    Alaska Shell Egg Regulation
    Safe Egg Handling for Small Egg Laying Flocks and Operations

    Arizona
    Title 3 – Agriculture
    Article 9 – Egg and Egg Products Control

    Arkansas
    Arkansas Eggs Marketing Act

    California
    https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codesTOCSelected.xhtml?tocCode=FAC
    Egg Safety and Quality Management Program

    Colorado
    Colorado Egg Rules: 8-CCR-1202-10
    Colorado Egg Program Laws and Regulations
    Colorado Department of Agriculture

    Connecticut
    Voluntary Small Shell Egg Processing Plant Inspection Program Compliance Guide

    Delaware
    Title 3 – Chapter 35 – Eggs

    Florida
    2013 Florida Statutes
    Rule Chapter 5K-6

    Georgia
    Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia

    Hawaii
    Chapter 147 – Grades and Standards

    Idaho
    Idaho Statutes – Chapter 15: Eggs and Egg Products

    Illinois
    https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/agr/Consumers/EggInspection/Pages/Selling-Eggs.aspx

    Indiana
    Department of Egg Inspection

    Iowa
    Chapter 36 – Egg Handlers

    Kansas
    Kansas Egg Law

    Kentucky
    Egg Marketing and Licensing

    Louisiana
    http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/animal-health/poultry-egg-programs/

    Maine
    Revised Statutes

    Maryland
    Federal and State Shell Egg, Meat, and Poultry Regulations
    Maryland Department of Agriculture

    Massachusetts
    License to Break and Can Eggs (Click on next section to move through the law.)

    Michigan
    Eggs – Act 244 of 1963
    Becoming a Michigan Licensed Shell Egg Processor

    Minnesota
    Chapter 29 – Poultry, Eggs
    Chapter 1520 – Poultry and Eggs

    Mississippi
    Laws – Consumer Protection
    Mississippi Code of 1972 (Click on Mississippi Code, Title 69, Chapter 7, Articles 5-7.)

    Missouri
    Egg Licensing and Inspection

    Montana
    Rule Chapter: 32.12
    https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/title_0810/chapter_0200/part_0020/section_0010/0810-0200-0020-0010.html

    Nebraska
    Nebraska Poultry and Egg Marketing Regulations
    Nebraska Graded Egg Act

    Nevada
    Chapter 583 – Meat, Fish, Produce, Poultry, and Eggs

    New Hampshire
    Chapter 428: Poultry and Poultry Products
    Guidelines for Selling Shell Eggs

    New Jersey
    Title 4 – Agriculture and Domestic Animals
    Administrative Code (Click on NJ Administrative Code, Title 2, Chapter 71, Subchapter 1.)

    New Mexico
    Grades, Standards, and Reports for Shell Eggs
    Egg Grading Act
    Egg Inspection Fees

    New York
    New York Department of Agriculture

    North Carolina
    North Carolina Egg Law

    North Dakota
    Chapter 19-07 Eggs
    Egg Regulations

    Ohio
    Chapter 925: Marketing

    Oklahoma
    Poultry and Egg Section
    Subchapter 1. Eggs

    Oregon
    Division 22: Eggs

    Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
    Selling Eggs in Pennsylvania

    Rhode Island
    Chapter 21-17 Eggs
    Rules and Regulations Relating to Shell Eggs

    South Carolina
    Chapter 39: Eggs and Baby Chicks
    Grading and Inspection Program

    South Dakota
    Article 12:26 – Eggs and Egg Products
    Chapter 39-11 – Eggs and Egg Products

    Tennessee
    Egg Rules and Regulations
    License Required to Deal in Eggs

    Texas
    Chapter 15 – Egg Law
    Chapter 132 – Eggs

    Utah
    Utah Code Annotated: Title 4, Chapter
    Grading and Inspection of Shell Eggs

    Vermont
    Chapter 27 – Eggs
    Code of Vermont Rules (The Code reflects changes current through 3/9/11, Agency 20, Sub-Agency 11, Chapter 5.)

    Virginia
    Chapter 53 – Eggs and Hatchery Products
    Rules and Regulations Defining Standards for Grades/Sizes of Shell Eggs

    Washington
    Egg Guidelines

    West Virginia
    West Virginia Egg Marketing Law of 1998
    Series 7A – Marketing of Eggs Rule (Note, if link does not work automatically, try copying and pasting into browser.)

    Wisconsin
    Egg Grading, Handling and Labeling

    Wyoming
    Wyoming Food Safety Rule (All laws pertaining to eggs are contained within the food rule for the State of Wyoming.)


    Ripped from: http://nerous.org/state-laws-regulations/egg-laws-by-state/

    With updated links by me.

    Special thanks to @Texas Kiki

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