(1)These grades are applicable to edible shell eggs in “lot” quantities rather than on an “individual” egg basis. A lot may contain any quantity of two or more eggs. Reference in these standards to the term “case” means 30 dozen egg cases as used in commercial practices in Oregon. The size of the sample used to determine grade shall be on the basis of the requirements as set out in Table 2. For each additional 50 cases, or fraction thereof, in excess of 600 cases, one additional case shall be included in the sample. A minimum of 100 eggs per sample case shall be examined. For lots which consist of less than one case, 50 eggs shall be examined and, in instances when there are less than 50 eggs in a lot, all eggs shall be examined.
(2)Terms used in this section that are defined in the Oregon standards for quality of individual shell eggs have the same meaning in this section as in those standards.
(3)Aggregate tolerances are permitted within each consumer grade only as an allowance for variable efficiency and interpretation of graders, normal changes under favorable conditions during reasonable periods between grading and inspection, and reasonable variation of graders’ interpretation.
(4)Substitution of higher qualities for the lower qualities specified is permitted.
(5)The percentage requirements for grades as set forth in OAR 603-022-0330 (Oregon Consumer Grades for Shell Eggs) and 603-022-0335 (Summary of Grade Tolerances) are applicable except that interior quality factors shall be determined in accordance with the definitions of OAR 603-022-0310 (Definitions)(8), (9), and (10) when the lot is labeled.
Rule 603-022-0325 — General,