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TITLE 4AGRICULTURE
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 15EGG LAW
RULE §15.12Violations

(a) The label on an egg container shall be considered false or deceptive if:

  (1) the eggs in the container are not of the quality or size indicated by the label;

  (2) the label bears any statement that is false or misleading;

  (3) the label bears any qualifying words with reference to size and quality, which are in any way misleading;

  (4) the eggs in the container are represented as being "fresh" and are not of "AA" or "A" quality;

  (5) the descriptive language or art work on the carton or container misrepresents, misleads, or misinforms the consumer as to the method, locality or quality of egg production; and

  (6) the carton or container bears more than one Texas egg license number or the address, city, and state of any person other than the actual packer, unless specific approval has been granted.

(b) Any advertisement of eggs which indicates price shall also indicate the full, correct, and unabbreviated designation of size and grade. To prevent deception of the public, newspaper advertisements must display the required information in print size of not less than eight points. Retail store window banners, posters and similar devices shall display the full, correct and unabbreviated designation of size and grade in lettering of at least one-quarter the size of that used in the price indication.


Source Note: The provisions of this §15.12 adopted to be effective September 3, 1996, 21 TexReg 7965; amended to be effective June 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 5656.

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