Agricultural Produce (Eggs) Act, 1939

Prohibition of washing or steeping eggs.

51.—(1) It shall not be lawful for any person—

(a) to wash, or to steep for the purpose of cleaning, any eggs which are intended for sale, or

(b) to have in his possession any machine or implement designed and constructed primarily for washing or cleaning eggs.

(2) Every person who acts in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof, in the case of a first such offence, to a fine not exceeding ten pounds or, in the case of a second or any subsequent such offence, to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds or, at the discretion of the Court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding three months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.