32.12.303 REQUIREMENTS FOR EGGS PACKAGED UNDER GRADE A MARK
with the Grade A label shall meet all the provisions of ARM 32.12.301 and
32.12.302 except for the following.
(1) A flock must consist of birds located on the
same farm and managed under identical supervision.
(2) A flock may be eligible for entry under the
program when a sample of 25 eggs, drawn at random, averages 64 Haugh units or
higher; or when 2 samples of 25 eggs, each drawn at random (1 sample per week for
2 consecutive weeks) , each averages 62 Haugh units or higher. Notwithstanding
the foregoing, a flock may not be eligible if any sample contains more than 4
eggs measuring less than 60 Haugh units. The yolk of all eggs in the sample
must have a well-rounded appearance with a reasonably uniform color.
(3) A flock may remain on the program provided:
(a) A moving average of 62 Haugh units or higher
(b) The yolks of all eggs have a well-rounded
appearance with a reasonably uniform color;
(c) Not more than 2 eggs in any sample of 10
eggs measure less than 60 Haugh units.
(4) The biweekly or weekly average must be
computed by averaging the results obtained by testing 10 eggs from each flock
every other week (or weekly when required) . Samples must be drawn at random
every other week (or weekly when required) from each flock from a single
shipment. Notwithstanding the foregoing, 5 eggs may be used as the sample size
when the moving average is such that the flock would qualify under the provisions
of ARM 32.12.301 and 32.12.302.
(5) A tolerance of 5% is permitted in any
combination for C quality with respect to shell, meat or blood spots and
checks. Dirties, leakers and loss eggs are not permitted.
History: Sec. 81-20-207 MCA; IMP, Sec. 81-20-207 MCA; Eff. 12/31/72.