South Carolina Code of Regulations
Chapter 5 - DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Article 4 - EGGS
5-232 - Refrigeration at Wholesale and Retail Levels.
5-232. Refrigeration at Wholesale and Retail Levels.
All eggs Grade B or better must be adequately refrigerated at wholesale and retail levels at all times. Packers shall be responsible for the quality of eggs for seven (7) days after delivery to retail outlets. All retail outlets shall be responsible for the quality of all eggs as marked as long as they are offered for sale thereafter. All producer packers or retail merchants shall date egg containers with either the packing or expiration date as he sees fit. He must notify the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and retail outlet of which method of dating he is using ten (10) days before operation begins. In accordance with the FDA regulations, cartons and cases may carry the following printed statement in the lid of the carton or the end of the case: "Keep refrigerated at or below 45 degrees Fahrenheit, ambient air." Note: Adequate refrigeration means any type of artificial refrigeration with controlled temperature and humidity, and which is in sanitary condition and free from objectionable odors. The most favorable ambient air temperature is 45 or below degrees Fahrenheit, with humidity of 75 to 85 percent.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 30, Issue No. 2, eff February 24, 2006.