How many of you actually comply?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by PaulaJoAnne, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. PaulaJoAnne

    PaulaJoAnne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2009
    My state "laws", in part

    (a) All Alaska produced shell eggs sold, displayed, offered for sale, or for shipment within the state for general consumption, shall conform to one of the Grade and Weight classes as stated in 11 AAC 32.120, and shall be labeled to conform with 11 AAC 32.130.

    (a) Eggs shall not be offered for sale, exposed for sale, or held in possession with intent to sell in the state, if the package, container, or display, bears any statement or device which is false or misleading in any manner.

    (b) The word "fresh," "nulaid," "country," "hennery," "day-old," "select," "certified," "best," "fresh-laid," "guaranteed," or any other similar descriptive terms are prohibited in connection with advertising or selling eggs unless such eggs conform to at least Grade A as defined in sec. 120 of this chapter.

    Now if I could get my chickens to comply with the size and weight standards.......can you imagine the waste?​
  2. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

    Jan 15, 2009
    My Coop
    I don't sell eggs for eating, only for hatching. That solves that for me. [​IMG]
  3. sandiatonimarie

    sandiatonimarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2009
    Interesting. New Mexico has a similar graded egg provision but we also have "ungraded egg" statute that says the eggs can be ungraded but have to be "conspiciously marked" as ungraded. And eggs must be sold in a carton, apparently. They define "ungraded" as an egg straight from the production facility, not washed, sized or candled for quality.

    Then they want you to get some sort of egg dealer registration to sell your ungraded eggs, seems to apply to everyone regardless of how many or how few eggs you are selling. Just what one would want - a long and too intimate relationship with a government agency.

    I don't intend to sell any of my eggs. I've also wondered about liability - could someone sue you saying your eggs made them sick? And even if it were eventually proven that they got sick from something else, it would cost a pretty penny for legal defense.

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