Wis. egg producers may not need license under bill

Egg carton
Courtesy: MGN Online

MADISON (AP) – Wisconsin farmers would be allowed to sell eggs at farmers’ markets without a food processing license under a bill the state Assembly has approved.

The bill sets certain criteria for those looking to sell eggs from chickens on their farm. Eggs would need to be stored at or below 41 degrees prior to sale. Producers would also have to have less than 150 birds in their flocks and would need to label the packaging with a statement that the eggs are ungraded.

Egg packaging would have to show the date of packaging, and eggs couldn’t be sold more than 30 days after packaging.

The bill has bipartisan support. The Assembly passed it on a voice vote Thursday. The measure goes next to the state Senate.

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