North Carolina General Statutes § 106-245.18 Container labeling

(a)        Any container or subcontainer in which eggs are marketed shall bear on the outside portion of the container, but not be limited to, the following:

(1)        The applicable consumer grade provided for in this Article.

(2)        The applicable size or weight class provided for in this Article.

(3)        The word "eggs."

(4)        The numerical count of the contents.

(5)        The name and address of the packer or distributor. Words and numerals used to designate the grade and size shall be in clearly legible bold-faced type at least three-eighths inch in height. Any person intending to reuse a container shall obscure any inappropriate labeling thereon and relabel the container in accordance with this section prior to refilling the container with eggs. In any case, the address of the packer or distributor shall be shown in letters not exceeding three-eighths inch in height.

(b)        The term "fresh" may only be applied to eggs conforming to the specifications for Grade A or better. No other descriptive term other than applicable grade and size may be applied. (1965, c. 1138, s. 1; 1973, c. 739, s. 2.)

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