No person shall buy, sell, trade, traffic or process eggs in this state without first having made application for and obtained a license as required by this chapter, with the following exceptions:

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 53-2-107

  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, or association, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee or other similar representative of an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, or association. See Tennessee Code 53-2-102
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

(1) Persons handling eggs that have been candled for retail sale only and having and using proper storage facilities;

(2) Those who sell only eggs produced by their own flocks;

(3) Hatcheries that purchase eggs to be used exclusively for hatching purposes;

(4) Hotels, restaurants, and other public eating places where all eggs purchased are served in the establishment;

(5) Bakeries, confectioneries, and ice cream manufacturers purchasing eggs for use and used only in the manufacture of their products;

(6) Agents employed and carried on the payroll on a salary basis by licensed wholesalers or distributors; and

(7) A consumer buying eggs for the consumer’s own consumption.

[Acts 1951, ch. 124, § 7 (Williams, § 6579.35); 1955, ch. 9, § 1; 1981, ch. 322, §§ 6, 7; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 52-207.]