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PUBLIC LAW 91-597-DEC. 29, 1970
(q) The term "official plant" means any plant, as determined by the Secretary, at which inspection of the processing of egg products is maintained by the Department of Agriculture under the authority of this Act. (r) The term "official standards" means the standards of quality, grades, and weight classes for eggs, in effect upon the effective date of this Act, or as thereafter amended, under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 1087, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.). (s) The term "pasteurize" means the subjecting of each particle of egg products to heat or other treatments to destroy harmful viable micro-organisms by such processes as may be prescribed by regulations of the Secretary. (t) The term "person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other business unit. (u) The terms "pesticide chemical," "food additive," "color additive," and "raw agricultural commodity" shall have the same meaning for purposes of this Act as under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. (v) The term "plant" means any place of business where egg products are processed. (w) The term "processing" means manufacturing egg products, including breaking eggs or filtering, mixing, blending, pasteurizing, stabilizing, cooling, freezing, drying, or packaging egg products. (x) The term Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture or his delegate. (y) The term "State" means any State of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States, and the District of Columbia. (z) The term "United States" means the States. INSPECTION, REINSPECTION, CONDEMNATION
SEC. 5. (a) For the purpose of preventing the entry into or flow or movement in commerce of, or the burdening of commerce by, any egg product which is capable of use as human food and is misbranded or adulterated, the Secretary shall, whenever processing operations are being conducted, cause continuous inspection to be made, in accordance with the regulations promulgated under this Act, of the processing of egg products, in each plant processing egg products for commerce, unless exempted under section 15 of this Act. Without restricting the application of the preceding sentence to other kinds of establishments within its provisions, any food manufacturing establishment, institution, or restaurant which uses any eggs that do not meet the requirements of paragraph (a)(1) of section 15 of this Act in the preparation of any articles for human food shall be deemed to be a plant processing egg products, with respect to such operations. (b) The Secretary, at any time, shall cause such retention, segregation, and reinspection as he deems necessary of eggs and egg products capable of use as human food in each official plant.