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(b) It has been determined that each of the following foreign countries maintain an egg products inspection system that is the equivalent of the system maintained by the United States: Canada, The Netherlands.

(8) A certification that the quality or description of the shell eggs, including date of pack, is true and accurate and;

(9) Name (including signature) and title of person authorized to issue inspection certificates for shell eggs exported to the United States.

(36 FR 9814, May 28, 1971. Redesignated at 42 FR 32514, June 27, 1977, and amended at 42 FR 48327, Sept. 23, 1977. Redesignated at 46 FR 63203, Dec. 31, 1981, and amended at 52 FR 42426, Nov. 5, 1987)

(36 FR 9814, May 28, 1971, as amended at 37 FR 6659, Apr. 1, 1972. Redesignated at 42 FR 32514, June 27, 1977, and at 46 FR 63203, Dec. 31, 1981; and amended at 60 FR 49171, Sept. 21, 1995]

8 59.915 Foreign inspection certificate

required. (a) Egg products. Except as provided in $59.960, each consignment of egg products, as defined in this part, shall be accompanied by a foreign egg products inspection certificate, which, unless otherwise approved by the Administrator, contains the following information:

(1) Country exporting product; (2) City and date where issued;

(3) Kind of product, number of containers, and weight;

(4) Production date(s) of product;

(5) Identification marks on containers;

(6) Name and address of exporter;

(7) Name, address, and plant number of processing plant;

(8) Name and address of importer;

(9) A certification that the egg products were produced under the approved regulations, requirements, and continuous Government inspection of the exporting country and;

(10) Name (including signature) and official title of person authorized to issue inspection certificates for egg products exported to the United States.

(b) Shell eggs. Except as otherwise provided in $59.960, each consignment of shell eggs shall be accompanied by a foreign inspection certificate, which, unless otherwise approved by the Administrator contains the following information:

(1) Country exporting product;
(2) City and date where issued;
(3) Quality or description of eggs;

(4) Number of cases and total quantity;

(5) Identification marks on containers;

(6) Name and address of exporter; (7) Name and address of importer;

$59.920 Importer to make application

for inspection of imported eggs and

egg products. Each person importing any eggs or egg products shall make application for inspection upon PY Form 222-Import Request, Eggs and Egg Products, to the Chief, Poultry Grading Branch, Poultry Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250, or to the Poultry Division, Poultry Grading Branch office at the port where the product is to be offered for importation. Application shall be made as long as possible prior to the arrival of each consignment of product, except in the case of product exempted from inspection by $59.960. Each application shall state the approximate date of product arrival in the United States, the name of the ship or other carrier, the country from which

which the product shipped, the destination, the quantity and class of product, whether fresh, frozen, or dried, and the point of first arrival in the United States.

was

(36 FR 9814, May 28, 1971. Redesignated at 42 FR 32514, June 27, 1977, and amended at 43 FR 60138, Dec. 26, 1978. Redesignated at 46 FR 63203, Dec. 31, 1981, and amended at 47 FR 46070, Oct. 15, 1982; 47 FR 54421, Dec. 3, 1982]

$ 59.925 Inspection of imported eggs

and egg products. (a) Except as provided in $59.960, eggs and egg products offered for importation from any foreign country shall be subject to inspection in accordance with established inspection procedures, including the examination of the labeling information on the containers, by an inspector before the product shall be admitted into the United States. Importers will be advised of the point where inspection will be made, and in

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Failure to comply with these instructions will result in penalty action being taken against the holder of the customs entry bond.

If the product is found to be acceptable upon inspection, the product may be released to the consignee, or his agent, and this warning notice defaced.

859.930 Imported eggs and egg prod.

ucts; retention in customs custody; delivery under bond; movement prior to inspection; sealing; han

dling; facilities, and assistance. (a) No eggs or egg products required by this part to be inspected shall be released from customs custody prior to required inspections, but such product may be delivered to the consignee, or his agent, prior to inspection if the consignee shall furnish a bond, in the form prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, conditioned that the product shall be returned, if demanded, to the collector of the port where the same is offered for clearance through customs.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this section, no product required by this part to be inspected shall be moved prior to inspection from the port of arrival where first unloaded, and if arriving by water from the wharf where first unloaded at such port, to any place other than the place designated in accordance with this part as the place where the same shall be inspected; and no product shall be conveyed in any manner other than in compliance with this part.

(c) Means of conveyance or packages in which any product is moved in accordance with this part, prior to inspection, from the port or wharf where first unloaded in the United States, shall be sealed with special import seals of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or otherwise identified as provided herein, unless already sealed with customs or consular seals in accordance with the customs regulations. Such special seals shall be affixed by an inspector or, if there is no inspector at such port, by a customs officer. In lieu of sealing packages, the carrier or

(d) No person shall affix, break, alter, deface, mutilate, remove, or destroy any special import seal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, except customs officers or inspectors, or as provided in paragraph (f) of this section.

(e) No product shall be removed from any means of conveyance or package sealed with a special import seal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, except under the supervision of an inspector or a customs officer, or as provided in paragraph (f) of this section.

(f) In case of a wreck or similar extraordinary emergency, the special import seal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a car, truck, or other means of conveyance may be broken by the carrier and, if necessary, the articies may be reloaded into another means of conveyance for transportation to destination. In all such cases, the carrier shall immediately report the facts by telegraph to the Chief of the Grading Branch.

(g) The consignee or his agent shall provide such facilities and assistance as the inspector may require for the inspection and handling and marking of products offered for importation.

[36 FR 9814, May 28, 1971, as amended at 37 FR 6660, Apr. 1, 1972; 40 FR 20060, May 8, 1975. Redesignated at 42 FR 32514, June 27, 1977, and further amended at 43 FR 60138, Dec. 26, 1978. Redesignated at 46 FR 63203, Dec. 31, 1981, and amended at 47 FR 46070, Oct. 15, 1982; 47 FR 54421, Dec. 3, 1982)

8 59.935 Means of conveyance and

equipment used in handling eggs and egg products to be maintained

in sanitary condition. Compartments of boats, railroad cars, and other means of conveyance transporting any product to the United States, and all chutes, platforms, racks, tables, tools, utensils, and all other devices used in moving and handling such product offered for importation, shall be maintained in a sanitary condition.

(c) Except as provided in $59.930(a), no person shall remove or cause to be removed from any place designated as the place of inspection, any eggs or egg products which the regulations require to be marked in any way, unless the same has been clearly and legibly marked in compliance with this part.

[36 FR 9814, May 28, 1971, as amended at 37 FR 6660, Apr. 1, 1972. Redesignated at 42 FR 32514, June 27, 1977, and at 46 FR 63203, Dec. 31, 1981; and amended at 60 FR 49171, Sept. 21, 1995)

$ 59.940 Marking of egg products of

fered for importation. Egg products which, upon inspection, are found to be acceptable for importation into the United States, and are properly labeled and bear the inspection mark of the country of origin, need no further identification.

[40 FR 20060, May 8, 1975. Redesignated at 42 FR 32514, June 27, 1977, and at 46 FR 63203, Dec. 31, 1981; and amended at 60 FR 49171, Sept. 21, 1995)

$ 59.945 Foreign eggs and egg products

offered for importation; reporting of findings to customs; handling of

products refused entry. (a) Inspectors shall report their findings to the collector of customs at the port where products are offered for entry, and shall request the collector to refuse entry to eggs or egg products which are marked or designated “U.S. Refused Entry” or otherwise are not in compliance with the regulations in this part. Unless such products are exported by the consignee within a time specified by the collector of customs (usually 30 days), the consignee shall cause the destruction of such products for human food purposes under the supervision of an inspector. If products are destroyed for human food purposes under the supervision of an inspector, he shall give prompt notice thereof to the District Director of Customs.

(b) Consignees shall, at their own expense, return immediately to the collector of customs, in means of conveyance or packages sealed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, any eggs or egg products received by them under this part which in any respect do not comply with this part.

$ 59.950 Labeling of containers of eggs

or egg products for importation. (a) Immediate containers of product offered for importation shall bear a label, printed in English, showing:

(1) The name of product; (2) the name of the country of origin of the product, and for consumer packaged products, preceded by the words "Product of," which statement shall appear immediately under the name of the product; (3) The quality or description of shell eggs, including date of pack; (4) for egg products, the word "Ingredients" followed by a list of the ingredients in order of descending proportions by weight; (5) the name and place of business of manufacturer, packer, or distributor, qualified by a phrase which reveals the connection that such person has with the product; (6) an accurate statement of the quantity; (7) for egg products, the inspection mark of the country of origin; and (8) The date of production and plant number of the plant at which the egg product was processed and/or packed.

(b) For properly sealed and certified shipments of shell eggs imported for breaking at an official egg products plant, the immediate containers need not be labeled, provided that the shipment is segregated and controlled upon arrival at the destination breaking plant.

(c) The labels shall not be false or misleading in any respect.

(36 FR 9814, May 28, 1971. Redesignated at 42 FR 32514, June 27, 1977, and amended at 45 FR 23641, Apr. 8, 1980. Redesignated at 46 FR 63203, Dec. 31, 1981; and amended at 60 FR 49171, Sept. 21, 1995)

8 59.955 Labeling of shipping contain

ers of eggs or egg products for im

portation. (a) Shipping containers of foreign product which are shipped to the United States shall bear in a prominent and legible manner the true name of the product, the name of the country of origin, the plant number of the plant in which the egg product was processed and/or packed, and for egg products, the inspection mark of the country of origin, the quality or description for shell eggs, except as required in $59.905 of this part. Labeling on shipping containers examined at the time of inspection in the United States, if found to be false or misleading, shall be cause for the product to be refused entry.

(b) For properly sealed and certified shipments of shell eggs imported for breaking at an official egg products plant, the shipping containers need not be labeled, provided that the shipment is segregated and controlled upon arrival at the destination breaking plant.

(c) In the case of products which are not in compliance solely because of misbranding, such products may be brought into compliance with the regulations only under the supervision of an authorized representative of the Administrator.

8 59.960 Small importations for con

signee's personal use, display, or

laboratory analysis. Any eggs or egg products which are offered for importation, exclusively for the consignee's personal use, display, or laboratory analysis, and not for sale or distribution, which is sound, healthful, wholesome, and fit for human food; and which is not adulterated and does not contain any substance not permitted by the Act or regulations, may be admitted into the United States without a foreign inspection certificate. Such product is not required to be inspected upon arrival in the United States and may be shipped to the consignee without further restriction under this part: Provided, That the Department may, with respect to any specific importation, require that the consignee certify that such product is exclusively for the consignee's personal use, display, or laboratory analysis and not for sale

distribution. The amount of such product imported shall not exceed 30-dozen shell eggs, 30 pounds of liquid or frozen eggs, or 50 pounds of dried egg products, unless otherwise authorized by the Administrator.

or

(36 FR 9814, May 28, 1971. Redesignated at 42 FR 32514, June 27, 1977, and at 46 FR 63203, Dec. 31, 1981; and amended at 60 FR 49171, Sept. 21, 1995)

[37 FR 6660, Apr. 1, 1972. Redesignated at 42 FR 32514, June 27, 1977, and at 46 FR 63203, Dec. 31, 1981)

$ 59.965 Returned U.S. inspected and

marked products; not importations. Products which have been inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture and so marked, and which are returned from foreign countries are not importations within the meaning of this part. Such returned shipments shall be reported to the Administrator by letter.

$ 59.956 Relabeling of imported egg

products. (a) Egg products eligible for importation may be relabeled with an approved label under the supervision of an inspector at an official egg products plant or other location. The new label for such product shall indicate the country of origin except for products which are reprocessed (repasteurized, or in the case of dried products, dry blended with products produced in the United States) in an official egg products plant.

(b) The label for relabeled products must state the name, address, and zip code of the distributor, qualified by an appropriate term such as "packed for'', "distributed by” or “distributors”.

$59.970 Charges for storage, cartage,

and labor with respect to products

imported contrary to the Act. All charges for storage, cartage, and labor with respect to any product which is imported contrary to this part shall be paid by the owner or consignee, and in default of such payment shall constitute a lien against such

(60 FR 49171, Sept. 21, 1995)

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Sec. 61.1 Words in singular form. 61.2 Terms defined. 61.2a Designation of official certificates,

memoranda, marks, other identifications, and devices for purpose of the Agricultural Marketing Act.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND GENERAL

61.3 Director. 61.4 Supervisor of cottonseed inspection. 61.5 Regulations to govern. 61.6 Denial of further services. 61.7 Misrepresentation. 61.8 Application for review. 61.9 Cost of review.

LICENSED COTTONSEED SAMPLERS

61.25 Application for license as sampler;

form. 61.27 Period of license; renewals. 61.30 Examination of sampler. 61.31 License must be posted. 61.32 No discrimination in sampling. 61.33 Equipment of sampler; contents of cer

tificate. 61.34 Drawing and preparation of sample. 61.36 Cause for suspension or revocation. 61.37 License may be suspended. 61.38 Suspended license to be returned to

Division. 61.39 Duplicate license. 61.40 Reports of licensed samplers. 61.41 Unlicensed persons must not represent

themselves as licensed samplers. 61.42 Information on sampling to be kept

confidential.

As used throughout the regulations in this part, unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms shall be construed, respectively to mean:

(a) The act. The applicable provisions of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 1087; 7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.) or any other act of Congress conferring like authority.

(b) Regulations. Regulations mean the provisions in this subpart.

(c) Department. The United States Department of Agriculture.

(d) Secretary. The Secretary of Agriculture of the United States, or any officer or employee of the Department to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in his stead.

(e) Service. The Agricultural Marketing Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

(f) Administrator. The Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service, or any officer or employee of the Service, to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in his stead.

(g) Division. The Cotton Division of the Agricultural Marketing Service.

(h) Director. The Director of the Cotton Division, or any officer or employee of the Division to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in his stead.

Subpart B-Standards for Grades of Cot

tonseed Sold or Offered for Sale for Crushing Purposes within the United States

61.101 Determination of grade. 61.102 Determination of quantity index.

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