(a) “Handler” means the first person who sorts, grades, candles, or packages eggs, or who processes
eggs into egg products, or who markets eggs or egg products in California that he
or she has produced, purchased, or acquired from another person, or that he or she
is marketing on behalf of another person, whether as owner, agent, employee, broker,
or otherwise. When the handler is a corporation, all of the directors and officers of the corporation
in their capacity as individuals shall be included, and any liability for failure
to collect or make payment of assessments for which a corporate handler may be subject
pursuant to this chapter shall include identical liability upon each individual director
or officer of the corporation. “Handler” does not include a retailer, except a retailer who purchases or acquires
eggs or egg products from any producer, handler, or broker that were not previously
subject to assessment by the commission.
(b) For purposes of this chapter, any handler that owns, controls, or is affiliated
with any other person engaged in the handling of eggs in any marketing year shall
be considered to be the handler of all eggs handled by that person.
“Affiliate” or “affiliated with” means a person who directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls,
is controlled by, or is under the common direction and control of another person.
“Control” means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction
of the management and policies of any person.
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