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(1) Eggs defined and described as follows are deemed unfit for human food and may not be sold, offered or exposed for sale for human consumption.

(a) "Addled" or "white rot" means an egg that is putrid or rotten.

(b) "Moldy" means an egg which, through improper care, has deteriorated so that mold spores have formed within the egg.

(c) "Blood spot" is a spot of blood in excess of 1/8 inch in aggregate and which adheres to the yolk of the egg.

(d) "Black rot" means an egg which has deteriorated to such an extent that the whole interior presents a blackened appearance.

(e) "Blood ring" means an egg in which the germ has developed to such an extent that blood is formed.

(f) "Adherent yolk" means an egg in which the yolk has become fastened to the shell.

(g) "Incubated egg" shall include eggs which have been subjected to incubation, whether natural or artificial, for more than 48 hours.

(h) "Bloody white" means an egg with a general reddish appearance due to blood mixed through it and which egg may show spots of blood floating in the white.

(i) "Meat spot" means that the egg has a speck of foreign matter adhering to the yolk or floating in the white.

(j) An egg that is smashed or broken so that the contents are leaking.

(k) Eggs which are otherwise unwholesome or adulterated as such term is defined pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

History: Sec. 81-20-207 MCA; IMP, Sec. 81-20-204 MCA; Eff. 12/31/72.

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