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RULE §15.7Storage Requirements

(a) To prevent undue deterioration, all packed eggs shall be stored under refrigeration at a temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit or less; provided, however, that any different temperature standard adopted by the United States Department of Agriculture and the federal Food and Drug Administration shall prevail. Such eggs shall be transported and held in areas that are clean and sanitary, and shall not be stored or transported with or adjacent to any contaminating source or materials.

(b) Eggs which are shipped across the state line into Texas shall be transported under refrigerated conditions at the same temperature as required by subsection (a) of this section.

(c) All eggs obtained or purchased from a broker or the mercantile trade exchange must be identified by a lot number affixed to the end of the egg case when first placed in storage. The person that takes first possession of these eggs after receiving them in this state shall be liable for compliance with this subsection and also shall be liable for payment of the fee as prescribed by §15.5 of this title (relating to Special Fees). Upon receiving these eggs, the same person will be held responsible for the proper labeling of these eggs to comply with these rules and the Texas Egg Law.

Source Note: The provisions of this §15.7 adopted to be effective September 3, 1996, 21 TexReg 7965; amended to be effective September 1, 1997, 22 TexReg 5919.

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