Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 2. Eggs

Egg -- When Defined As Unfit For Human Food

81-20-205. Egg -- when defined as unfit for human food. (1) Eggs hereinafter defined shall be deemed unfit for human food:

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

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

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

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

(e) "Blood spot" is a spot of blood adhering to the yolk of an egg.

(f) "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.

(g) "Incubated eggs" shall include eggs which have been subjected to incubation, whether natural or artificial, for more than 48 hours, and it shall be unlawful to offer for sale incubated eggs unless branded or stamped with the word "incubated".

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

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

(2) An egg that is smashed or broken so that the contents are leaking is unfit for human food.

(3) Eggs which are otherwise unwholesome or adulterated as such term is defined pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and rules promulgated under authority of this part are unfit for human food.

History: En. Sec. 6, Ch. 189, L. 1931; re-en. Sec. 2634.6, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 151, L. 1939; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 176, L. 1969; R.C.M. 1947, 3-2306.