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Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 1274/91 introducing detailed rules for implementing Regulation (EEC) No. 1907/90 on certain marketing standards for eggs.

Type of law

This Regulation lays down detailed provisions for implementing Regulation 1907/90/EEC relating to certain marketing standards for eggs. Article 1 applies to delivery and collection of eggs. Eggs shall be delivered from producers to, or collected from producers by, the establishments referred to in article 4 (1) (a) of Regulation 1907/90/EEC at least every three working days. Each delivery shall be identified by the name and address of the producer or collector and the date of dispatch. Article 2 regards transport and storage conditions; article 3 establishes requirements to be fulfilled by premises of collectors and packing centres. Such centres may operate only upon specific approval. Each Member State shall provide the other Member States as well as the Commission with a list of the approved centres in its territory. Articles 5 to 7 lay down minimum characteristics to be met by eggs belonging to grades A, B and C respectively as regards, for instance, height, colour and odour. Articles 10 and 11 refer to the marks that shall be stamped on eggs. Further provisions regard with detail packaging and labelling.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Regulation came into force on 1 July 1991.
Serial Imprint
Official Journal L 121, 16 May 1991, pp. 11-24.
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