Egg Products Inspection Law and Legal Definition

The Egg Products Inspection Act (Act) provides for the inspection of egg products and establishments that produce egg products. Eggs and egg products are an important source of the country’s total supply of food and are also used in food in various forms. Therefore, the Act assures that eggs and egg products distributed to the public and the products consumed by them are wholesome, not adulterated, and properly labeled and packaged.

The Act provides for regulatory measures against certain egg products and places restrictions upon the disposition of certain qualities of eggs. The Act lays down for uniform standards so as to prevent the movement of eggs and egg products which are adulterated or misbranded or otherwise in violation of the Act for use as human food.

According to 21 USCS § 1037, following acts are prohibited under this Act:

1. No operator of any official plant shall allow any egg product to be moved from such plant if it is adulterated or misbranded and incapable of use as human food.

2.No egg handler shall possess eggs after they have been packed into a container that is meant for the ultimate consumer unless the eggs are stored and transported under refrigeration at an ambient temperature of no greater than 45 degrees fahrenheit, as prescribed by rules and regulations under the Act.