The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 24, 2012

Warm eggs destroyed


CLINTON, Ind. — Indiana State Police scrambled to destroy a truckload of eggs found to be almost 20 degrees warmer than the law allows.

A truck carrying 20,700 eggs from Weaver Brothers Inc. of Versailes, Ohio, was stopped at 9 a.m. EST Wednesday along Indiana State Route 63 at County Road 1050S, just north of Clinton. The truck was bound for a food distribution company in Terre Haute.

According to information from state police, the stop was made by a commercial vehicle enforcement state trooper as part of a routine safety inspection.

During the inspection, the state trooper discovered the air conditioning unit for the truck had been shut off, causing the eggs to warm up to around 59 degrees. Indiana state law requires eggs be no warmer than 41 degrees during transport.

The eggs — which were ordered destroyed by a Vermillion County Health Department officer — were off-loaded at a county landfill.

The driver of the truck, Victor L. Yagle, 46, of Rossbug, Ohio, was cited for violation of the Indiana Food Transportation Law.