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§ 1320.2. Egg Distributor Registration.

3 CA ADC § 1320.2Barclays Official California Code of RegulationsEffective: September 1, 2022

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 2. Animal Industry
Chapter 10. Animal Confinement
Article 1. Egg-Laying Hens
Effective: September 1, 2022
3 CCR § 1320.2
§ 1320.2. Egg Distributor Registration.
(a) Commencing January 1, 2023, any in-state or out-of-state person engaged in a commercial sale into or within the state as an egg distributor, shall hold a valid registration with the Department pursuant to this Article.
(b) Any person registering pursuant to (a) of this section shall submit an application for registration provided by the Department that contains the following information:
(1) Business name, physical address of distribution operation, mailing address, phone number, email address, website address, federal tax identification number, and name, phone number and email of person authorized to act on the applicant's behalf.
(2) Description of the type(s) of shell eggs or liquid eggs distributed in the state.
(c) The registration shall not be transferable to any person and shall be applicable only to the location for which originally issued.
(d) A registration is required for each facility location from which shell eggs or liquid eggs are sold, distributed, or otherwise supplied to the location of an end-user.
(e) An egg distributor shall not engage in the commercial sale of shell eggs or liquid eggs within, or into, California unless such person has obtained and holds a valid registration from the Department pursuant to this section for each facility location.
(f) Any change in ownership, change of business name, change in business location, closure of business, or change of name, address, phone number or email of person authorized to act on behalf of the registered distributor must be reported to the Department within 30 calendar days of such change.
(g) All information set forth on applications for registrations and renewals for registrations, including but not limited to any documentation of certification required by (l) of this section, shall be truthful and not misleading.
(h) Initial or renewal of a registration will be issued after the Department reviews the application and accompanying certificate of compliance, described in (l) of this section, to ensure information is complete and accurate.
(i) Every registration expires 12 months from the date of issue.
(j) A registration may be renewed each 12-month period by the Department in response to an application for renewal by an egg distributor if the business of the facility applying for renewal was conducted in accordance with the requirements of this Article and sections 25990 and 25991 of the Health and Safety Code during the preceding registration period for which the renewal is requested.
(k) A registration will remain in effect pending review and approval by the Department of an application for registration renewal, provided the application for renewal is received prior to expiration of current registration.
(l) An application to the Department by an egg distributor for initial registration, or for purposes of renewal, shall be accompanied by documentation of valid certification pursuant to Article 5 of this Chapter for each location where registration is being sought. A registration shall not be issued for any facility location for which a valid certification required by this section has not been submitted to the Department.
(m) For purposes of the valid certification required in (l) of this section, a self-certification by an egg distributor that they comply with all applicable requirements of sections 1320.4 and 1320.5 of this Article, and distributes shell eggs or liquid eggs within or into California only from egg producers that comply with section 1320.1 of this Article, will be accepted by the Department prior to January 1, 2024.
(n) An official plant under mandatory inspection under the federal Egg Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. Sec. 1031 et seq.) and that holds an establishment number with prefix of “G” granted by the Food Safety Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture is excluded from mandatory registration pursuant to this section.


Note: Authority cited: Section 25993, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 25990 and 25991, Health and Safety Code.
1. New section filed 9-1-2022; operative 9-1-2022 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2022, No. 35). Filing deadline specified in Government Code section 11349.3(a) extended 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-40-20 and an additional 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-71-20.
This database is current through 5/10/24 Register 2024, No. 19.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 3, § 1320.2, 3 CA ADC § 1320.2
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