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RULE §15.12Violations

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

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

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

  (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 and online and other related advertisements must display the required information in print size of not less than eight points. Retail store window banners, posters, and similar mediums 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; amended to be effective March 30, 2023, 48 TexReg 1621

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