(a)  The sanitation requirements of G.S. 106‑245.22 shall be deemed to be met when facilities conform to the requirements of 7 C.F.R. Section 56.76 which is incorporated by reference including subsequent amendments and editions.

(b)  Eggs shall be deemed to be held in a proper environment, as specified in G.S. 106‑245.22, when gathered and placed in a refrigerated cooling room with an ambient temperature of 45 degrees F. or lower until graded and packed. After grading and packing, eggs shall be held or transported at a refrigerated ambient temperature of 45 degrees F. or lower without freezing until sold to the consumer or used in food preparation.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑245.16; 106‑245.21; 106‑245.22;

Eff. August 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1991; December 1, 1987;

Transferred from 02 NCAC 43H .0104 Eff. May 1, 2012;

Readopted Eff. March 1, 2017.