Agriculture - Section 4-311.2


Published: 2021

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§4–311.2.

    (a)    Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, an applicant for registration shall:

        (1)    Submit to the Secretary an application on the form that the Secretary provides;

        (2)    Be in compliance with the federal standards established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under 21 C.F.R. Part 16 and Part 118 for the prevention of Salmonella enteritidis in shell eggs during production, storage, and transportation, as applicable;

        (3)    Agree to allow the Secretary or the Secretary’s designee to enter the applicant’s premises to determine compliance in accordance with § 4–310(b) of this subtitle; and

        (4)    Pay to the Secretary the appropriate registration fee established in subsection (c) of this section.

    (b)    A packer or distributor who keeps 3,000 or fewer poultry and who sells or offers or exposes for sale shell eggs only from those poultry shall register with the Secretary, but is exempt from paying any fee required by this subtitle.

    (c)    The following persons shall pay to the Secretary the registration fee indicated:

        (1)    Packer…………………………………………………………...$30; and

        (2)    Distributor…………..…….………………...……..…………..……$30.