Article - Agriculture
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Consumer” means any person who purchases or otherwise acquires shell eggs for household consumption.
(c) (1) “Distributor” means any person who:
(i) Sells, offers, or exposes for sale shell eggs;
(ii) Purchases shell eggs for other than household consumption; or
(iii) Distributes eggs to a retail outlet or food service facility owned by that person.
(2) “Distributor” does not include any person who purchases shell eggs either exclusively as a retailer or exclusively for use in a food service facility or exclusively both as a retailer and as a food service facility.
(d) “Food service facility” means any person who operates a facility where eggs are used in the preparation of food and who does not distribute eggs to a food service facility owned by that person.
(e) “Packer” means any person who places shell eggs in the original case, carton, or container that is used to hold eggs for distribution or sale to a consumer.
(f) “Retailer” means any person who sells shell eggs to a consumer and who does not distribute eggs to a retail outlet owned by that person.
(g) “Shell eggs” means raw or treated chicken eggs that are still in the shell and intended for human consumption.
(h) “Treated egg” means a chicken egg that has been subjected to a process that alters the egg while still in the shell.