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32.12.504    MONTANA WHOLESALE GRADES AND WEIGHT CLASSES FOR SHELL EGGS

(1) Grades.

(a) Montana specials --- % AA quality must consist of eggs of which at least 20% are AA quality. The actual percentage of AA quality eggs must be stated in the grade name. Within the maximum of 80% which may be below AA quality, not more than 7.5% may be B quality, C quality, dirties or checks in any combination and not more than 2.0% may be loss.

(b) Montana extras --- % A quality must consist of eggs of which at least 20% are not less than A quality. The actual total percentage of A quality and better quality eggs must be stated in the grade name. Within the maximum of 80% which may be A quality, not more than 11.7% may be C quality, dirties, or checks in any combination, and not more than 3.0% may be loss.

(c) Montana standards --- % B quality must consist of eggs of which at least 20% are not less than B quality. The actual total percentage of B quality and better quality eggs must be stated in the grade name. Within the maximum of 80% which may be below B quality, not more than 11.7% may be dirties or checks in any combination and not more than 4% may be loss.

(d) Montana trades --- % C quality must consist of eggs of which at least 83.3% are not less than C quality.    The actual total percentage of C quality and better quality eggs must be stated in the grade name. Within the maximum     of 16.7% which may be below C quality, not more than 11.7%   may be dirties or checks in any combination and not more    than 5% may be loss.

(e) Montana dirties must consist of eggs that are dirty and may contain not more than 11.7% checks and not    more than 5% loss.

(f) Montana checks must consist of eggs that are checks and may contain not more than 5% loss.

(2) Weight classes. The weight classes for the Mon-tana wholesale grades for shell eggs are as indicated in the following table and, subject to the stated tolerance of 10%, apply to all wholesale grades except Montana dirties and Montana checks. There are no weight classes for Montana dirties and Montana checks.

                                                           

   WEIGHT CLASSES FOR MONTANA WHOLESALE GRADES OF SHELL EGGS  

 

 

WEIGHT

 

 

CLASSES

 

PER 30-DOZEN EGGS

WEIGHTS FOR INDIVIDUAL

EGGS AT RATE PER DOZEN

AVERAGE NET

WEIGHT ON A

LOT* BASIS

MINIMUM

NET WEIGHT

INDIVIDUAL

CASE** BASIS

 

MINIMUM

WEIGHT

WEIGHT VARIATION

TOLERANCE FOR NOT

MORE THAN 10% BY

COUNT, OF INDIVI-

DUAL EGGS

Extra

Large...

At Least

50 pounds

 

50 pounds

26

ounces

Under 26 but not

under 24 ounces

Large...

45 pounds

 

44 pounds

23

ounces

Under 23 but not

under 21 ounces

Medium...

39 pounds

 

39 pounds

20

ounces

Under 20 but not

under 18 ounces

Small...

34 pounds

  None

None

None

* Lot means any quantity of 30-dozen or more eggs.

**Case means standard 30-dozen egg case as used in commercial

  practice in the United States.                            

 

History: Sec. 81-20-207 MCA; IMP, Sec. 81-20-207 MCA; Eff. 12/31/72.

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