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2-2508.Licensure of place of business, fee, exemptions; record retention. (a) Any person selling, offering or exposing for sale or distributing or grading eggs in this state shall first obtain a license for such person's place of business from the secretary. A written application for such license or a renewal of such license shall be made on a form supplied by the secretary and shall include payment of an annual license fee to be set by rules and regulations adopted by the secretary, except that such license fee shall not exceed $25. Each license shall expire on December 31 of the year in which issued. Licenses shall not be transferable and shall be posted conspicuously at the place of business for which the license was issued so that the license may be seen by the public and by inspectors of the department of agriculture at any time during business hours. Before any license is renewed, the previous year's licensing fees and, when applicable, inspection fees shall be paid. Any person selling eggs without the required license shall be subject to having the eggs removed from sale until a license is obtained.

(b) Retailers and food purveyors shall be exempt from the licensing fee requirement of subsection (a), but shall be subject to all other requirements of the Kansas egg law.

(c) Licensees and any person required to be licensed under the provisions of this act shall keep and retain for three years such records required to verify the quantity of eggs bought, sold, offered for sale or distributed in this state. Such records shall be available for inspection by the secretary at all reasonable times.

(d) (1) A producer of eggs when selling ungraded eggs of the producer's own flock production is exempted from the provisions of this act if: (A) The producer owns 50 or fewer hens; or

(B) (i) The producer owns more than 50 hens but fewer than 250 hens;

(ii) eggs are washed and clean;

(iii) eggs are prepackaged and labeled as ungraded with the name and address of the producer;

(iv) cartons are not reused unless all brand markings and other identification is obliterated and the carton is free of foreign material;

(v) sales are to consumers only; and

(vi) eggs are maintained at a temperature of 45° Fahrenheit or below.

(2) If such producer desires to sell graded eggs, the producer shall be permitted to do so if in compliance with this act.

History: L. 1955, ch. 9, § 8; L. 1971, ch. 7, § 3; L. 2000, ch. 57, § 8; L. 2006, ch. 90, § 6; July 1.

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