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WAC 16-104-230

Minimum sample scheduleEgg samples.

The following schedule is a minimum number of samples and shall be reasonably calculated to produce a fair representation of the entire lot of eggs examined.
Cases in Lot
Cases in Sample
1 case
1
(see footnote.)
2 to 10 inclusive
2
 
11 to 25
"
3
 
26 to 50
"
4
 
51 to 100
"
5
 
101 to 200
"
8
 
201 to 300
"
11
 
301 to 400
"
13
 
401 to 500
"
14
 
501 to 600
"
16
 
For each additional 50 cases or fraction thereof in excess of 600 cases, one additional case shall be included in the sample. A minimum of 100 eggs per sample case shall be examined. For lots which consist of 100 eggs or less, all eggs shall be examined.
SUMMARY OF WASHINGTON STATE STANDARDS FOR
QUALITY OF INDIVIDUAL SHELL EGGS
SPECIFICATIONS FOR EACH QUALITY FACTOR
Quality
Factor
AA Quality
A Quality
B Quality
Shell
Clean, unbroken. Practically normal.
Clean, unbroken. Practically normal.
Clean to slightly stained.*Unbroken, abnormal.
Air cell
1/8 inch or less in depth. Unlimited movement & free or bubbly.
3/16 inch or less in depth. Unlimited movement & free or bubbly.
Over 3/16 inch in depth. Unlimited movement & free or bubbly.
White
Clear, firm.
Clear, reasonable firm.
Weak and watery. Small blood spots present.
Yolk
Outline slightly defined. Practically free from defects.
Outline fairly well defined. Practically free from defects.
Outline plainly visible. Enlarged and flattened. Clearly visible germ development but no blood. Other serious defect.
*
Moderately stained areas permitted (1/32 of surface if localized, or 1/16 in scattered).
**
If they are small (aggregating not more than 1/8 inch in diameter).
For eggs with dirty or broken shells, the standards of quality provide two additional qualities. These are:
Dirty
 
Check
Unbroken. Adhering dirt or foreign material, prominent stains, moderate stained areas in excess of B quality.
Broken or cracked shell but membranes intact, not leaking.***
***
Leaker has broken or cracked shell and membranes, and contents leaking or free to leak.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 69.25 RCW. WSR 87-16-075 (Order 1945), § 16-104-230, filed 8/4/87.]
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