Colorado lawmakers are debating rules for fresh egg sellers

DENVER - Rules for small egg sellers are being debated by Colorado lawmakers, who are considering loosening requirements for selling whole eggs.

A bill under consideration in a House committee Thursday would allow egg producers to sell up to 250 dozen whole eggs per month without a dealer's license.

The egg bill is a revision for a measure approved last year to allow home cooks to sell up to $5,000 a year of certain foods without commercial production requirements.

Currently egg producers have to acquire a Small Egg Producer/Dealer license to sell eggs at farmer's markets. There are no licensing requirements for selling eggs directly from a farm or property.

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Online: House Bill 1158: http://bit.ly/YeQ96x

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