Production, Grading and Labeling Standards for Agricultural and Horticultural Products

ORS 632.835
Definitions for ORS 632.835 to 632.850


As used in ORS 632.835 (Definitions for ORS 632.835 to 632.850) to 632.850 (Prohibition against selling products of improperly confined egg-laying hen):

(1)

“Commercial farm” means the land, buildings and support facilities that are used for the commercial production of animals or animal products used for food or fiber.

(2)

“Commercial farm owner or operator” means any person who owns or controls the operation of a commercial farm. “Commercial farm owner or operator” does not mean a contractor, consultant or nonmanagement employee.

(3)

“Egg” means an egg, in the shell, from an egg-laying hen.

(4)

“Egg-laying hen” means any female domesticated chicken, turkey, duck, goose or guinea fowl that is kept for the purpose of egg production.

(5)

“Egg products” has the meaning given that term in ORS 632.705 (Definitions for ORS 632.705 to 632.815), except that “egg products” does not include the following products when those products are prepared from inspected egg products or eggs and contain no more restricted eggs than are allowed in the official standards for United States Consumer Grade B shell eggs:

(a)

Freeze-dried products;

(b)

Imitation egg products;

(c)

Egg substitutes;

(d)

Dietary foods;

(e)

Dried no-bake custard mixes;

(f)

Eggnog mixes;

(g)

Acidic dressings;

(h)

Noodles;

(i)

Milk and egg dips;

(j)

Cake mixes;

(k)

French toast; and

(L)

Sandwiches containing eggs or egg products.

(6)

“Enclosure” means any cage, crate or other structure used to confine an egg-laying hen. [2011 c.436 §1]
Note: The amendments to 632.835 (Definitions for ORS 632.835 to 632.850) by section 6, chapter 686, Oregon Laws 2019, become operative January 1, 2024. See section 13, chapter 686, Oregon Laws 2019. The text that is operative on and after January 1, 2024, is set forth for the user’s convenience.
632.835 (Definitions for ORS 632.835 to 632.850). As used in ORS 632.835 (Definitions for ORS 632.835 to 632.850) to 632.850 (Prohibition against selling products of improperly confined egg-laying hen):

(1)

“Cage-free housing system” means an indoor or outdoor controlled environment for egg-laying hens within which the hens:

(a)

May roam unrestricted, other than by external walls;

(b)

Are provided with enrichments that allow the hens to exhibit natural behavior, including, at a minimum, scratch areas, perches, nest boxes and dust bathing areas; and

(c)

Are provided with care by farm employees who are standing somewhere within the hens’ usable floor space.

(2)

“Commercial farm” means the land, buildings and support facilities that are used for the commercial production of animals or animal products used for food or fiber.

(3)

“Commercial farm owner or operator” means any person who owns or controls the operation of a commercial farm. “Commercial farm owner or operator” does not mean a contractor, consultant or nonmanagement employee.

(4)

“Egg” means an egg, in the shell, from an egg-laying hen.

(5)

“Egg-laying hen” means any female domesticated chicken, turkey, duck, goose, guinea fowl or other species of fowl that is kept for the purpose of egg production.

(6)

“Egg products” has the meaning given that term in ORS 632.705 (Definitions for ORS 632.705 to 632.815), except that “egg products” does not include the following products when those products are prepared from egg products or eggs inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture, or by the State Department of Agriculture under a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture:

(a)

Freeze-dried products;

(b)

Imitation egg products;

(c)

Egg substitutes;

(d)

Dietary foods;

(e)

Dried no-bake custard mixes;

(f)

Eggnog mixes;

(g)

Acidic dressings;

(h)

Noodles;

(i)

Milk and egg dips;

(j)

Cake mixes;

(k)

French toast;

(L)

Balut; and

(m)

Sandwiches containing eggs or egg products.

(7)

“Enclosure” means any structure used to confine an egg-laying hen.

(8)

“Total square feet”:

(a)

Means ground space plus elevated level or nearly level platforms to accommodate egg flow, upon which an egg-laying hen can roost.

(b)

Does not include perches or ramps.

(9)

“Usable floor space” means the total square feet of floor space provided to an egg-laying hen, calculated by dividing the total square feet of floor space in an enclosure by the number of egg-laying hens.

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