Title 1 Department of Agriculture and Markets - Chapter IV Markets - Subchapter D. Eggs (Article 13-A Agriculture and Markets Law) - Part 190 Standards, Grades and Sizes for Shell Egg - s 190.3 Grades.


Published: 2021-01-15

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(1) N.Y. Consumer Grade AA (at origin) shall consist of eggs which are at least 87 percent AA quality. The maximum tolerance of 13 percent which may be below AA quality may consist of A or B quality in any combination except that within the tolerance for B quality not more than one percent may be B quality due to air cells over ⅜ inch, blood spots (aggregating not more than ⅛ inch in diameter) or serious yolk defects. Not more than five percent (seven percent for Jumbo size) checks are permitted and not more than 0.50 percent leakers, dirties, or loss (due to meat or blood spots) in any combination, except that such loss may not exceed 0.30 percent. Other types of loss are not permitted.

(2) N.Y. Consumer Grade AA (destination) shall consist of eggs which are at least 72 percent AA quality. The remaining tolerance of 28 percent shall consist of at least 10 percent A quality and the remainder shall be B quality, except that within the tolerance for B quality not more than one percent may be B quality due to air cells over ⅜ inch, blood spots (aggregating not more than ⅛ inch in diameter) or serious yolk defects. Not more than seven percent (nine percent for Jumbo size) checks are permitted and not more than one percent leakers, dirties, or loss (due to meat or blood spots) in any combination, except that such loss may not exceed 0.30 percent. Other types of loss are not permitted.

(1) N.Y. Consumer Grade A (at origin) shall consist of eggs which are at least 87 percent A quality or better. Within the maximum tolerance of 13 percent which may be below A quality, not more than one percent may be B quality due to air cells over ⅜ inch, blood spots (aggregating not more than ⅛ inch in diameter), or serious yolk defects. Not more than five percent (seven percent for Jumbo size) checks are permitted and not more than 0.50 percent leakers, dirties, or loss (due to meat or blood spots) in any combination, except that such loss may not exceed 0.30 percent. Other types of loss are not permitted.

(2) N.Y. Consumer Grade A (destination) shall consist of eggs which are at least 82 percent A quality or better. Within the maximum tolerance of 18 percent which may be below A quality, not more than one percent may be B quality due to air cells over ⅜ inch, blood spots (aggregating not more than ⅛ inch in diameter), or serious yolk defects. Not more than seven percent (nine percent for Jumbo size) checks are permitted and not more than one percent leakers, dirties or loss (due to meat or blood spots) in any combination, except that such loss may not exceed 0.30 percent. Other types of loss are not permitted.

(1) N.Y. Consumer Grade B (at origin) shall consist of eggs which are at least 90 percent B quality or better, not more than 10 percent may be checks and not more than 0.50 percent leakers, dirties or loss (due to meat or blood spots) in any combination, except that such loss may not exceed 0.30 percent. Other types of loss are not permitted.

(2) N.Y. Consumer Grade B (destination) shall consist of eggs which are at least 90 percent B quality or better, not more than 10 percent may be checks and not more than one percent leakers, dirties, or loss (due to meat or blood spots) in any combination, except that such loss may not exceed 0.30 percent. Other types of loss are not permitted.

(1) In lots of two or more cases:(i) For Grade AA—No individual case may exceed 10 percent less AA quality eggs than the minimum permitted for the lot average.(ii) For Grade A—No individual case may exceed 10 percent less A quality eggs than the minimum permitted for the lot average.(iii) For Grade B—No individual case may exceed 10 percent less B quality eggs than the minimum permitted for the lot average.

(i) For Grade AA—No individual case may exceed 10 percent less AA quality eggs than the minimum permitted for the lot average.

(ii) For Grade A—No individual case may exceed 10 percent less A quality eggs than the minimum permitted for the lot average.

(iii) For Grade B—No individual case may exceed 10 percent less B quality eggs than the minimum permitted for the lot average.

(2) For Grades AA, A and B, no lot shall be rejected or downgraded due to the quality of a single egg except for loss other than blood or meat spots.