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The Eggs and Chicks Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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PART 2PROVISIONS OF COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No. 557/2007

Column 1Column 2Column 3
Relevant provision of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Provisions to be read with the provisions of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007 mentioned in column 1Subject matter
Article 2(1)Article 3(1), first indent, of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1028/2006Quality characteristics of class A eggs.
Article 2(2)Article 3 of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Prohibition on the washing and cleaning of class A eggs before or after grading.
Article 2(3)Prohibition on the treatment of class A eggs for preservation and the chilling of eggs in premises or plants where the temperature is artificially maintained at less than 5°C.
Article 4(1)Article 3(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1028/2006 and Article 4(3) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Grading of class A eggs by weight.
Article 4(2)Article 4(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007 and Directive 2000/13/EC(1) on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffsWeight grading indications.
Article 4(3)Article 4(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Minimum net weight in grams and the indication ‘eggs of different sizes’ or equivalent terms to be given on the outer surface of a pack of class A eggs of different sizes.
Article 5(3)Packing centres to have the technical equipment necessary to ensure that eggs are handled properly.
Article 6(1)Eggs to be graded, marked and packed within 10 days of laying.
Article 6(2)Article 14 of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Class A eggs marketed as ‘extra’ or ‘extra fresh’ eggs to be graded, marked and packed within four days of laying.
Article 6(3)Article 12(1)(d) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007 and Article 9(2) of Directive 2000/13/ECPacks to be marked as required by Article 12(1)(d) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007 at the time of packing.
Article 7(1), first sub-paragraphArticle 7(1), second sub-paragraph, of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Producers to identify each transport packaging containing eggs with certain information.
Article 7(2), first sub-paragraph, first sentenceArticle 7(1), and Article 7(2), second sub-paragraph, of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Application of the information specified in Article 7(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007 to each transport packaging containing eggs and the inclusion of that information in accompanying documents.
Article 7(2), first sub-paragraph, second sentenceArticle 7(2), first sub-paragraph, first sentence, and second sub-paragraph, of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Intervening operators to keep a copy of the documents specified in the first sentence of the first sub-paragraph of Article 7(2) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007.
Article 7(2), first sub-paragraph, third sentenceArticle 7(2), first sub-paragraph, first sentence, and second sub-paragraph, of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Original documents referred to in the first sentence of the first sub-paragraph of Article 7(2) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007 to be kept by the packing centre that grades the eggs to which the documents relate.
Article 7(3)Article 7(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Prohibition on the modification or removal of the information referred to in Article 7(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007 on the transport packaging of eggs until the removal of the eggs for immediate grading, marking and packing.
Article 8(1)Article 8(2) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Eggs delivered from a production site to a collector, packing centre or non-food industry in another Member State to be marked with the producer code before leaving the production site, except where an exemption has been granted under Article 8(2) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007.
Article 8(2), last sentenceA copy of the delivery contract to accompany a consignment of eggs for which an exemption has been granted under Article 8(2) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007.
Article 8(5)Article 4(1), second sub-paragraph, of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1028/2006, and Article 10 of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Marking of class B eggs for marketing in another Member State.
Article 9(1)Point 2 of the Annex to Directive 2002/4/EC(2) on the registration of establishments keeping laying hens, covered by Council Directive 1999/74/ECProducer code.
Article 10Article 4(1), second sub-paragraph, of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1028/2006Indications on class B eggs.
Article 12(1)Packs containing class A eggs to be marked with the information specified in Article 12(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007.
Article 12(2), first and second sub-paragraphsArticle 12(1) and Part A of Annex I, and Annex II, to Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007, Article 2 of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2092/91(3) on the production and labelling of organic products and indications referring thereto on agricultural products and foodstuffs, and regulations 11, 12 and 13Farming method to be shown on the outer surface of packs containing class A eggs.
Article 12(2), third sub-paragraphArticle 9(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Producer code to be explained on or inside packs.
Article 12(2), fourth sub-paragraphPart B of Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007 and Chapter III of Council Directive 1999/74/ECUse of an indication listed in Part B of Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007.
Article 12(4)Packs containing class B eggs to be marked with certain information.
Article 13Article 3(1)(5) of Directive 2000/13/ECDate of minimum durability.
Article 14(1)Use of the words ‘extra’ and ‘extra fresh’ as an additional quality indication on packs containing class A eggs.
Article 14(2)Article 14(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Laying date and the nine-day time limit specified in Article 14(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007 to be shown where the words ‘extra’ or ‘extra fresh’ are used as an additional quality indication on packs containing class A eggs.
Article 15Reference to a cereal as a feed ingredient where an indication is given of how laying hens are fed.
Article 16Information to be given for loose egg sales.
Article 17Quality of packs.
Article 18Packaging containers in which industrial eggs are marketed.
Article 19Repacking of class A eggs.
Article 20(1)Article 20(4) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Producers to record certain information on farming methods.
Article 20(2)Articles 15 and 20(4) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Producers to record certain information where the feeding method is indicated.
Article 20(3)Article 20(1) and (2) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Information recorded by producers under Article 20(1) and (2) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007 to be broken down by hen house where a producer uses different farming methods on a single production site.
Article 21(1)Article 21(2) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Collectors to record certain information on eggs collected and delivered by them.
Article 22(1), first sub-paragraphArticle 22(3) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Packing centres to keep certain records.
Article 22(1), second sub-paragraphPacking centres to update their physical stock records each week.
Article 22(2)Articles 15 and 22(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Packing centres to keep separate records where class A eggs and their packs bear an indication of how laying hens are fed.
Article 23Articles 7(2), 20, 21 and 22 of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Records and files referred to in Articles 7(2), 20, 21 and 22 of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007 to be kept for at least 12 months.
Article 24(2), second sentenceArticles 20, 21 and 22 of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007Records referred to in Articles 20, 21 and 22 of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 557/2007 to be made available to the inspection services on first request.
Article 30(2)Eggs imported from third countries to have been clearly and legibly marked in the country of origin in accordance with the ISO 3166 country code.
Article 30(3)Article 6(3) of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1028/2006Marking of packs containing eggs imported from a third country where the rules applied in relation to those eggs in the third country concerned have been found not to offer sufficient guarantees as to equivalence with Community legislation.
(1)

O.J. No. L 109, 6.5.2000, p. 29, last amended by Commission Directive 2006/142/EC (O.J. No. L 368, 23.12.2006, p. 110)

(2)

O.J. No. L 30, 31.1.2002, p. 44, last amended by Commission Directive 2006/83/EC (O.J. No. L 362, 20.12.2006, p. 97)

(3)

O.J. No. L 198, 22.7.1991, p. 1, last amended by Council Regulation 1991/2006 (O.J. No. L 411, 30.12.2006, p. 18)

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