15.04.01.05

.05 Grade and Size Classifications.

A. The standards of quality for individual shell eggs sold in Maryland shall be in accordance with the official standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 7 CFR §56.200.

B. The tolerances allowable for grades of shell eggs sold in Maryland shall be in accordance with the official standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Consumer Grades AA, A, and B allowed at destination, 7 CFR §§56.216 and 56.217.

C. The size (weight) classification for shell eggs sold in Maryland shall be in accordance with the official U.S. Department of Agriculture Weight Classes for eggs as follows:

Table of Weight Classes
Size or
weight class
Minimum
net weight
per dozen
Minimum
net weight
per 30 dozen
Minimum
weight for
individual
eggs at rate
per dozen
Ounces Pounds Ounces
Jumbo 30 56 29
Extra large 27 501/2 26
Large 24 45 23
Medium 21 391/2 20
Small 18 34 17
Peewee 15 28

D. All advertising of eggs shall plainly and conspicuously indicate their proper grade and size classification and comply with the provision of Regulation .04F of this chapter.