Texas Agriculture Code

Sec. § 132.082
Selling Inedible Eggs


(a)

A person commits an offense if the person sells, in bulk or in containers, eggs that are not denatured and are inedible for any reason, including eggs that are:

(1)

leakers;

(2)

affected by black, white, or mixed rot;

(3)

addled;

(4)

incubated; or

(5)

contaminated by a blood ring or an embryo chick at or beyond the blood-ring stage.

(b)

It is an exception to the application of this section that:

(1)

the inedible eggs do not exceed five percent by count of the eggs sold; and

(2)

the eggs are sold to:

(A)

a dealer for candling and grading; or

(B)

a breaking plant for breaking purposes.

(c)

An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000.
Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 1320, ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981.
Sec. 132.083. IMPROPER USE OF THE PREFIX “U.S.” (a) A person commits an offense if the person uses the prefix “U.S.” on grades and weight classes of shell eggs that are not graded under official United States Department of Agriculture supervision.

(b)

An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000.
Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 1321, ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981.
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