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Farmers allowed to sell their own eggs without needing license under bill approved

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The state Senate voted Tuesday to let farmers sell their own eggs at farmers' markets without having to get a state food processing license.

The Assembly okayed the bill last month. It now goes to Governor Scott Walker for final action.

The measure includes a number of conditions for farmers to follow. Only producers with fewer than 150 birds could be exempt from licensing -- and the labels would have to state that their eggs are ungraded.

Those eggs could only be sold within 30 days after packaging -- and their packaging dates would have to put on the labels.

Also, the eggs would have to be stored at 41 degrees or colder before their sales.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)