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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill addresses meat inspection provisions.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . provides for the adoption of various federal meat and poultry related provisions by
14 . addresses the Department of Agriculture's adoption of emergency rules;
15 . changes terminology concerning livestock, meat and poultry products, meat
16 establishments, and similar terms;
17 . defines other terms;
18 . makes changes necessary to effectuate changes in terminology;
19 . provides exceptions from licensing requirements for various meat and poultry
20 related activities;
21 . addresses the licensing of a meat establishment;
22 . requires a farm custom slaughter license holder to provide the age of a slaughtered
23 animal; and
24 . makes technical changes.
25 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
27 Other Special Clauses:
29 Utah Code Sections Affected:
31 4-32-2, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1979, Chapter 2
32 4-32-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 179
33 4-32-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 302
34 4-32-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 179
35 4-32-6, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1979, Chapter 2
36 4-32-7, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
37 4-32-8, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 144
38 4-32-11, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 144
39 4-32-12, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 144
40 4-32-13, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 179
41 4-32-16, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1979, Chapter 2
42 4-32-17, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1979, Chapter 2
43 4-32-18, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 179
44 4-32-20, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 179
45 4-32-21, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1987, Chapter 161
46 4-32-22, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 179
48 4-32-2.1, Utah Code Annotated 1953
49 4-32-2.2, Utah Code Annotated 1953
51 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
52 Section 1. Section 4-32-2 is amended to read:
53 4-32-2. Purpose declaration.
54 (1) It is the purpose of this chapter to provide a meat and poultry [
56 Federal Meat Inspection Act [
57 Humane Slaughter Act.
58 (2) The commissioner [
59 accomplish this purpose.
60 Section 2. Section 4-32-2.1 is enacted to read:
61 4-32-2.1. Adoption of federal provisions.
62 (1) The following federal laws, regulations, and standards are adopted by reference:
63 (a) 9 C.F.R. Part 300 through Part 500;
64 (b) the Federal Meat Inspection Act, 21 U.S.C. Sec. 601 et seq.;
65 (c) the Poultry Products Inspection Act, 21 U.S.C. Sec. 451 et seq.; and
66 (d) the Humane Slaughter Act, 7 U.S.C. Sec. 1901 et seq.
67 (2) Changes to the federal laws, regulations, and standards referenced in Subsection (1)
68 are considered incorporated as those changes are made.
69 Section 3. Section 4-32-2.2 is enacted to read:
70 4-32-2.2. Emergency rules.
71 The department may make emergency rules concerning the meat and poultry inspection
72 program only in accordance with Section 63G-3-304 .
73 Section 4. Section 4-32-3 is amended to read:
74 4-32-3. Definitions.
75 As used in this chapter:
76 (1) "Adulterated" means any [
77 (a) bears or contains any poisonous or deleterious substance that may render it
78 injurious to health, but, if the substance is not an added substance, the [
79 poultry product [
80 of the substance in or on the [
81 injurious to health;
82 (b) bears or contains, by reason of the administration of any substance to the [
84 that in the judgment of the commissioner makes the [
85 for human food;
86 (c) contains, in whole or in part, a raw agricultural commodity and [
87 commodity bears or contains a pesticide chemical that is unsafe within the meaning of 21
88 U.S.C. Sec. 346a;
89 (d) bears or contains any food additive that is unsafe within the meaning of 21 U.S.C.
90 Sec. 348;
91 (e) bears or contains any color additive that is unsafe within the meaning of 21 U.S.C.
92 Sec. 379e; provided, that a [
93 otherwise considered adulterated under [
94 section [
95 additive, or color additive is prohibited in official establishments by [
96 federal law, regulation, or standard;
97 (f) consists, in whole or in part, of any filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance or is for
98 any other reason unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome, or otherwise unfit for human food;
99 (g) has been prepared, packaged, or held under unsanitary conditions if [
100 poultry product may have become contaminated with filth, or if it may have been rendered
101 injurious to health;
102 (h) is in whole or in part the product of an animal that [
103 than by slaughter;
104 (i) is contained in a container that is composed, in whole or in part, of any poisonous or
105 deleterious substance that may render the meat or poultry product injurious to health;
106 (j) has been intentionally subjected to radiation, unless the use of the radiation [
108 (k) has a valuable constituent in whole or in part omitted, abstracted, or substituted; or
109 if damage or inferiority is concealed in any manner; or if any substance has been added, mixed,
110 or packed with the meat or poultry product to increase its bulk or weight, or reduce its quality
111 or strength, or to make it appear better or of greater value; or
112 (l) is margarine containing animal fat and any of the raw material used in the margarine
113 consists in whole or in part of any filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance.
114 (2) "Animal" means a domesticated or captive mammalian or avian species.
116 preparing animal food derived from [
117 the carcasses.
118 (4) "Ante mortem inspection" means an inspection of a live animal immediately before
123 than for the person's own account.
125 or product of a carcass, unless it is denatured or otherwise identified as required by rules of the
126 department to deter its use as human food[
127 (7) "Commissioner" includes a person authorized by the commissioner to carry out this
128 chapter's provisions.
130 receptacle, wrapper, or cover.
131 (9) "Custom exempt processing" means processing meat or wild game as a service for
132 the person who owns the meat or wild game and uses the meat and meat food products for the
133 person's own consumption, including consumption by immediate family members and
134 non-paying guests.
135 (10) "Custom exempt slaughter":
136 (a) means slaughtering an animal as a service for the person who owns the animal and
137 uses the meat and meat products for the person's own consumption, including consumption by
138 immediate family members and non-paying guests; and
139 (b) includes farm custom slaughter.
141 duties and responsibilities are specified by the commissioner.
143 (12) "Diseased animal":
144 (a) means an animal that:
145 (i) is diagnosed with a disease not known to be cured; or
146 (ii) has exhibited signs or symptoms of a disease that is not known to be cured; and
147 (b) does not include an otherwise healthy animal that suffers only from injuries such as
148 fractures, cuts, or bruises.
151 (14) "Farm custom mobile unit" means a portable slaughter vehicle or trailer that is
152 used by a farm custom slaughter licensee to slaughter animals on the animal owner's property.
154 the department to allow farm custom slaughter.
156 identification and certifies its ownership, which is issued by the department through a brand
157 inspector to the owner of the animal before it is slaughtered.
158 (17) "Federal acts" means:
159 (a) the Federal Meat Inspection Act, 21 U.S.C. Sec. 601 et seq;
160 (b) the Federal Poultry Products Inspection Act, 21 U.S.C. Sec. 451 et seq.; and
161 (c) the Humane Slaughter Act, 7 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.
163 June 25, 1938 (52 Stat. 1040) (21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.), and any amendments to it.
170 in which [
172 under the supervision of a licensed graduate veterinarian.
174 meat or poultry product or the immediate container, not including package liners, of any such
177 (a) upon any [
178 (b) accompanying a [
183 (23) "Licensee" means a person who holds a valid farm custom slaughter license.
184 (24) "Meat" means the edible muscle and other edible parts of an animal, including
186 (a) skeletal muscle;
187 (b) organs;
188 (c) muscle found in the tongue, diaphragm, heart, or esophagus; and
189 (d) fat, bone, skin, sinew, nerve, or blood vessel that normally accompanies meat and is
190 not ordinarily removed in processing.
191 (25) "Meat establishment" means a plant or fixed premises used to:
192 (a) slaughter animals for human consumption; or
193 (b) process meat or poultry products for human consumption.
195 that is made wholly or in part from any meat or other part of the carcass of any [
203 (a) bears a label that is false or misleading in any particular;
204 (b) is offered for sale under the name of another food;
205 (c) is an imitation of another food, unless the label bears, in type of uniform size and
206 prominence, the word "imitation" followed by the name of the food imitated;
207 (d) if its container is so made, formed, or filled as to be misleading;
208 (e) does not bear a label showing:
209 (i) the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor; and
210 (ii) an accurate statement of the quantity of the product in terms of weight, measure, or
211 numerical count; provided, that under this Subsection [
213 department and that under this Subsection [
214 permitted, and exemptions for small packages may be established for [
215 poultry products by rule of the department;
216 (f) does not bear any word, statement, or other information required by or under
217 authority of this chapter to appear on the label or other labeling is not prominently placed with
218 such conspicuousness, as compared with other words, statements, designs, or devices, in the
219 labeling, and in such terms as to render it likely to be read and understood by the ordinary
220 individual under customary conditions of purchase and use;
221 (g) is a food for which a definition and standard of identity or composition has been
222 prescribed by rules of the department under Section 4-32-7 if the food does not conform to
224 other information that is required by the rule;
225 (h) is a food for which a standard of fill has been prescribed by rule of the department
226 for the container and the actual fill of the container falls below that prescribed unless its label
227 bears, in [
228 falls below [
229 (i) is a food for which no standard or definition of identity has been prescribed under
230 Subsection [
231 (i) the common or usual name of the food, if there be any; and
232 (ii) if it is fabricated from two or more ingredients, the common or usual name of each
233 such ingredient; except that spices, flavorings, and colorings may, when authorized by the
234 department, be designated as spices, flavorings, and colorings without naming each; provided,
235 that to the extent that compliance with the requirements of this Subsection [
236 impracticable, or results in deception or unfair competition, exemptions shall be established by
238 (j) is a food that purports to be or is represented to be for special dietary uses, unless its
239 label bears [
240 the department, after consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States,
241 prescribes by rules as necessary to inform purchasers as to its value for [
243 (k) bears or contains any artificial flavoring, artificial coloring, or chemical
244 preservative, unless it bears labeling stating that fact; provided, that to the extent that
245 compliance with the requirements of this subsection are impracticable, exemptions shall be
246 prescribed by rules of the department; or
247 (l) does not bear directly thereon and on its containers, as the department may prescribe
248 by rule, the official inspection legend and establishment number of the official establishment
249 where the product was prepared, and, unrestricted by any of the foregoing, [
250 information as the department may require by [
251 product will not have false or misleading labeling and that the public will be informed of the
252 manner of handling required to maintain it in a wholesome condition.
254 department for issuance by an inspector or other person performing official functions under this
257 commissioner for use in applying any official mark.
259 slaughter of [
260 maintained under the authority of this chapter.
262 department showing that a [
263 accordance with this chapter.
265 rules of the department to identify the status of any [
266 meat or poultry product under this chapter.
269 agricultural commodity," have the same meanings for purposes of this chapter as ascribed to
270 them in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. Sec. 301 et seq.
271 (34) "Post mortem inspection" means an inspection of a slaughtered food animal's
272 carcass after slaughter.
275 made wholly or in part from any poultry carcass, excepting products that contain poultry
276 ingredients in relatively small proportion or that historically have not been considered by
277 consumers as products of the poultry food industry, and that are exempted from definition as a
278 poultry product by the commissioner.
280 up, or otherwise manufactured or processed.
281 (38) "Process" means to cut, grind, manufacture, compound, smoke, intermix, or
282 prepare meat or poultry products.
285 conducted under inspection or exemption under this chapter.
287 (a) the killing of [
289 (b) the process of performing any of the specified acts in preparing [
299 (41) "Wild game" means an animal, the products of which are food that is not
300 classified as a domesticated food animal, captive game animal, or captive game bird, including
301 the following when not domesticated:
302 (a) deer;
303 (b) elk;
304 (c) antelope;
305 (d) moose;
306 (e) bison;
307 (f) bear;
308 (g) rabbit;
309 (h) squirrel;
310 (i) raccoon; and
311 (j) birds.
312 Section 5. Section 4-32-4 is amended to read:
313 4-32-4. Meat establishment license -- Slaughtering livestock except in licensed
314 meat establishment prohibited -- Exceptions -- Violation a misdemeanor.
315 (1) [
318 consumption or assist other persons in the slaughter [
319 except as otherwise provided in Subsection (2) [
320 (2) [
321 an animal or an employee of that person may slaughter [
322 custom slaughter [
323 (a) (i) the [
324 (ii) (A) slaughtering or processing animals is not prohibited by local ordinance; and
325 (B) any hide, viscera, blood, or other tissue is disposed of by removal to a rendering
326 facility, landfill, or by burial, as allowed by law;
327 (b) the [
328 consumed exclusively by [
329 employees of [
330 (c) the [
334 custom slaughter [
335 (4) A retail establishment that processes meat or poultry products primarily for sale to
336 individual consumers at the retail establishment is exempt from provisions requiring licensing
337 of a meat establishment if:
338 (a) the retail establishment is not engaged in slaughter operations;
339 (b) the retail establishment sells the processed meat and poultry products only to
340 individual consumers at the retail establishment, or to restaurants or institutions for use in
341 meals served at those restaurants or institutions;
342 (c) the retail establishment's sales of processed meat and poultry products to restaurants
343 or institutions do not exceed the federal adjusted dollar limitation, or 25 percent by dollar
344 volume of all meat sales from the retail establishment, whichever is less;
345 (d) the retail establishment receives meat only from a meat establishment licensed
346 under this chapter or inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture under 21 U.S.C.
347 Sections 451 to 695;
348 (e) the operator of the retail establishment does not sell, to any person other than an
349 individual consumer, any meat or poultry product that is cured, smoked, seasoned, canned, or
350 cooked at the retail establishment;
351 (f) the retail establishment does not sell any meat or poultry product that is cured,
352 smoked, seasoned, canned, or cooked at the retail establishment at a location other than the
353 retail establishment; and
354 (g) the operator of the retail establishment does not sell, to any person other than an
355 individual consumer, any meat product made by combining meat from different animal species
356 at the retail establishment.
357 (5) Any person who violates this section, except as otherwise provided in Subsection
359 (6) Any person who offers for sale or sells any uninspected [
360 product is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
361 Section 6. Section 4-32-5 is amended to read:
362 4-32-5. Meat establishment and farm custom slaughter licenses -- Application --
363 Fees -- Expiration -- Renewal.
364 (1) A person may not operate a meat establishment in the state without a meat
365 establishment license issued by the department.
367 shall be made to the department upon [
369 (b) Upon receipt of a proper application, compliance with all applicable rules, and the
370 payment of an annual license fee determined by the department according to Subsection
371 4-2-2 (2), the commissioner, if satisfied that the public convenience and necessity will be
372 served, shall issue a license allowing the applicant to operate a [
373 establishment through December 31 of the year in which the license is issued, subject to
374 suspension or revocation for cause.
375 (c) A [
376 December 31 of each year, upon the payment of an annual license renewal fee in an amount
377 determined by the department according to Subsection 4-2-2 (2).
379 business of slaughtering livestock shall be made to the department on [
380 prescribed and furnished by [
381 (b) Upon receipt of a proper application, compliance with all applicable rules, and
382 payment of a [
383 Subsection 4-2-2 (2), the commissioner shall issue a [
384 engage in farm custom slaughtering.
385 (c) A farm custom slaughter [
386 December 31 of each year, upon the payment of an annual renewal [
387 amount determined by the department according to Subsection 4-2-2 (2).
388 Section 7. Section 4-32-6 is amended to read:
389 4-32-6. Duties of person who holds a farm custom slaughter license.
390 Each person who holds a farm custom slaughter [
391 (1) keep accurate records of each animal slaughtered including the name, address, and
392 telephone number of each person for whom [
393 description of each animal slaughtered including age, brands, marks, or other identifying
394 marks, proof of ownership, destination of the carcass for processing, and the date of slaughter;
395 (2) require that each animal presented for slaughter bear a farm custom slaughter tag;
396 (3) render the animal to be slaughtered insensible to pain by captive bolt, gunshot,
397 electric shock, or other humane means before it is shackled, hoisted, thrown, cast, or cut; and
398 (4) stamp and tag the carcass of any slaughtered animal "Not For Sale."
399 Section 8. Section 4-32-7 is amended to read:
400 4-32-7. Mandatory functions, powers, and duties of department prescribed.
401 The department shall make rules pursuant to Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
402 Rulemaking Act, [
403 addition to those specified in S. [
403a and General Provisions .S , for the
404 administration and enforcement of this chapter:
405 (1) The department shall require antemortem and postmortem inspections, quarantine,
406 segregation, and reinspections by inspectors appointed for those purposes with respect to the
407 slaughter of [
408 products at official establishments, except as provided in Subsection 4-32-8 (13).
409 (2) The department shall require that:
410 (a) [
411 (b) [
412 (i) "Utah Inspected and Passed" if, upon inspection, the products are found to be
413 unadulterated; and
414 (ii) "Utah Inspected and Condemned" if, upon inspection, the products are found to be
415 adulterated; and
416 (c) condemned animal carcasses or products, which otherwise would be used for
417 human consumption, be destroyed under the supervision of an inspector.
418 (3) The department shall prohibit or limit [
419 or other materials not prepared under inspection procedures provided in this chapter, from
420 being brought into official establishments.
421 (4) The department shall require that labels and containers for [
422 poultry products:
423 (a) bear all information required [
424 official establishment; and
425 (b) be approved [
426 (5) For official establishments required to be inspected under Subsection (1), the
427 department shall:
428 (a) prescribe sanitary standards;
429 (b) require [
431 (c) refuse to provide inspection service if the sanitary conditions allow adulteration of
432 any [
433 (6) (a) The department shall require that any person engaged in a business referred to in
434 Subsection (6)(b) [
435 (i) keep accurate records disclosing all pertinent business transactions;
436 (ii) allow inspection of the business premises at reasonable times and examination of
437 inventory, records, and facilities; and
438 (iii) allow [
439 (b) Subsection (6)(a) [
440 (i) slaughters [
441 (ii) prepares, freezes, packages, labels, buys, sells, transports, or stores any [
442 meat or poultry products for human or animal consumption;
443 (iii) renders [
444 (iv) buys, sells, or transports any dead, dying, disabled, or diseased [
446 (7) (a) The department shall:
447 (i) adopt by reference rules and regulations under federal acts with changes that the
448 commissioner considers appropriate to make the rules and regulations applicable to operations
449 and transactions subject to this chapter; and
450 (ii) promulgate any other rules considered necessary for the efficient execution of the
451 provisions of this chapter, including rules of practice providing an opportunity for hearing in
452 connection with the issuance of orders under Subsection (5) or under Subsection 4-32-8 (1), (2),
453 or (3) and prescribing procedures for proceedings in these cases.
454 (b) These procedures [
455 withheld from use, or inspection be refused under Subsections (1) and (5), or Subsection
456 4-32-8 (3), pending issuance of a final order in the proceeding.
457 (8) (a) To prevent the inhumane slaughtering of [
458 inspectors shall be appointed to examine and inspect methods of handling and slaughtering
460 (b) Inspection of [
461 suspended if [
462 not in accordance with the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1978, Public Law 95-445.
463 (c) Before slaughtering an animal in accordance with requirements of Kosher, Halal, or
464 a religious faith's requirements that discourage stunning of the animal, the person slaughtering
465 the animal shall file a written request with the commissioner.
466 (9) (a) The department shall require [
467 symptoms of disease during antemortem inspection, performed by an inspector appointed for
468 that purpose, to be set apart and slaughtered separately from other livestock and poultry.
469 (b) When slaughtered, the carcasses of livestock and poultry [
470 careful examination and inspection in accordance with rules prescribed by the commissioner.
471 Section 9. Section 4-32-8 is amended to read:
472 4-32-8. Discretionary functions, powers, and duties of commissioner prescribed.
473 The commissioner may:
474 (1) remove inspectors from any official establishment that fails to:
475 (a) destroy condemned products pursuant to Subsection 4-32-7 (2); or
476 (b) comply with any other [
477 (2) refuse to provide inspection for any official establishment for any cause specified in
478 Section 401 of the Federal Meat Inspection Act or Section 18 of the federal Poultry Products
479 Inspection Act;
480 (3) withhold the use of labels and containers if the labeling is false or misleading or the
481 containers are misleading in size or form;
482 (4) prescribe the type size and style to be used for labeling:
483 (a) information;
484 (b) definitions; and
485 (c) standards of identity, composition, or container fill;
486 (5) prescribe conditions for the storage and handling of [
487 products by any person who sells, freezes, stores, or transports these products to prevent them
488 from becoming adulterated or misbranded;
489 (6) require that equines be slaughtered and prepared in official establishments separate
490 from those where other [
491 (7) require that the following people register the name and address of each place of
492 business and all trade names:
493 (a) broker;
494 (b) renderer;
495 (c) animal food manufacturer;
496 (d) wholesaler;
497 (e) public warehouseman of [
498 (f) anyone engaged in the business of buying, selling, or transporting any:
499 (i) dead, dying, disabled, or diseased [
500 (ii) parts of [
501 (8) make inspections of official establishments at night, as well as during the day, if
503 prepared for commercial purposes in those establishments at night;
504 (9) divide the state into inspection districts and designate killing days and partial
505 killing days for each official establishment;
506 (10) cooperate with the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States in the
507 administration of this chapter and accept federal assistance and use funds appropriated for the
508 administration of this chapter to pay the state's proportionate share of the cooperative program;
509 (11) recommend the names of officials and employees of the department to the
510 Secretary of Agriculture of the United States for appointment to the advisory committees
511 provided for in the federal acts;
512 (12) serve as the representative of the governor for consultation with the Secretary of
513 Agriculture under paragraph (c) of Section 301 of the Federal Meat Inspection Act and Section
514 5(c) of the federal Poultry Products Inspection Act, unless the governor selects another
515 representative; and
516 (13) exempt from inspection:
517 (a) the slaughter and processing of [
518 who raises [
519 person's household, [
520 (b) custom exempt slaughter and processing operations;
523 (i) furthers the purposes of this chapter; and
524 (ii) conforms to federal acts[
529 Section 10. Section 4-32-11 is amended to read:
530 4-32-11. Preparation and slaughter of livestock, poultry, or livestock and poultry
531 products -- Adulterated or misbranded products -- Violation of rule or order.
532 (1) [
533 that may be used for human consumption shall not be:
534 (a) slaughtered or prepared unless it is done in compliance with [
536 (b) sold, transported, offered for sale or transportation, or received for transportation, if
537 it is adulterated or misbranded, unless it has been inspected and approved; or
538 (c) subjected to any act while being transported or held for sale after transportation
541 (2) [
542 under Subsection 4-32-7 (3) or (6), or Subsection 4-32-8 (3), (5), (7), or (14).
543 Section 11. Section 4-32-12 is amended to read:
544 4-32-12. Unauthorized use or possession of official devices, labels, marks, or
545 certificates -- False statements, misrepresentations, and trade secrets.
546 (1) [
547 label containing or bearing any official mark or simulation of a mark, or any form or simulation
548 of an official certificate unless authorized by the commissioner.
549 (2) [
550 (a) forge any official device, mark, or certificate;
551 (b) use any official device, mark, or certificate without the authorization of the
553 (c) alter, detach, deface, or destroy any official device, mark, or certificate;
554 (d) fail to use, detach, deface, or destroy any official device, mark, or certificate as
555 required by this chapter;
556 (e) knowingly possess any of the following, if it bears any unauthorized, counterfeit,
557 simulated, forged, or altered official mark:
558 (i) an official device;
559 (ii) a counterfeit, simulated, forged, or altered official certificate;
560 (iii) a device;
561 (iv) a label;
562 (v) a carcass of any animal, including poultry; or
563 (vi) a part or product of any animal, including poultry;
564 (f) knowingly make any false statement in any shipper's certificate, or nonofficial or
565 official certificate;
566 (g) knowingly represent that any [
567 and approved, or exempted, under this chapter when, in fact, it has not; or
568 (h) use to [
569 authority of this chapter relating to any matter entitled to protection as a trade secret unless the
570 information is:
571 (i) revealed to an authorized government representative; or
572 (ii) ordered by a court in a judicial proceeding.
573 Section 12. Section 4-32-13 is amended to read:
574 4-32-13. Meat or poultry products to be marked or labeled -- Meat or poultry
575 products not intended for human food -- Dead, dying, disabled, or diseased animals.
576 (1) [
577 or receive for transportation, any animal carcasses [
578 of such carcasses, or the meat or meat [
579 conspicuously marked or labeled or otherwise identified as required by rules adopted by the
580 department to show the kinds of animals from which they were derived.
581 (2) [
582 transportation, or receive for transportation any [
583 that are not intended for human food unless they are denatured or otherwise identified as
584 required by the rules of the department or are naturally inedible by humans.
585 (3) [
586 dying, disabled, or diseased animals, or any parts of the carcasses of any animals that died
587 otherwise than by slaughter, [
588 or receive for transportation [
589 transaction or transportation is made in accordance with rules adopted by the department to
590 assure that [
591 human food.
592 Section 13. Section 4-32-16 is amended to read:
593 4-32-16. Detention of animals or meat or poultry products -- Removal of official
595 (1) Whenever any [
596 the definition of a [
598 and there is reason to believe that it is adulterated or misbranded and is capable of use as
599 human food, or that it has not been inspected and passed, or that it has been or is intended to be
600 distributed in violation of this chapter, it may be detained by [
601 action under Section 4-32-17 , and [
602 which it is located when so detained, until released by such representative.
603 (2) All official marks may be required by [
604 Subsection (1) to be removed from [
605 before [
606 Section 14. Section 4-32-17 is amended to read:
607 4-32-17. Quarantine authorized -- Conditions giving rise to quarantine.
608 (1) Any [
610 (a) is or has been prepared, sold, transported, or otherwise distributed or offered or
611 received for distribution in violation of this chapter[
612 (b) is capable of use as human food and is adulterated or misbranded[
613 (c) in any other way [
615 (2) Quarantined animals or products shall be condemned and destroyed, except that the
616 owner of [
617 and the commissioner shall, within five days after [
618 decide whether the quarantined animals or products shall be condemned.
619 (3) The commissioner's decision [
620 condemned animals or products shall forthwith be destroyed or denatured in the presence of the
621 commissioner or an inspector.
623 condemnation or seizure conferred by other provisions of this chapter, or other laws.
624 Section 15. Section 4-32-18 is amended to read:
625 4-32-18. Rules for the construction and operation of meat establishments
627 (1) For the purposes of administering this chapter and qualifying [
628 meat establishments for licenses, the department [
629 inspection rules and regulations, and all other necessary rules, including those pertaining to the
630 construction, equipment, and facilities of [
631 (2) The rules shall[
632 under the federal acts.
633 Section 16. Section 4-32-20 is amended to read:
634 4-32-20. Suspension or revocation -- Grounds.
635 The department may upon its own motion, and shall upon the verified complaint in
636 writing of any person, investigate or cause to be investigated the operation of any
639 (1) the license was obtained by any false or misleading statement;
640 (2) for slaughtering any [
642 any [
643 (or exempted) and so identified;
644 (3) the advertising or publicizing of any false or misleading statements that pertain to
645 the slaughtering, processing, or distribution of [
646 animals or meat or poultry products;
647 (4) the failure to maintain refrigeration, sanitation, or dispose of waste as required by
648 rules of the department; or
649 (5) the failure to comply with rules of the department pertaining to the disposal of
650 carcasses or parts of carcasses that have been determined to be unfit for human consumption.
651 Section 17. Section 4-32-21 is amended to read:
652 4-32-21. Denial of application for farm custom slaughter license -- Venue for
653 judicial review.
654 (1) Any applicant[
655 establishment or to obtain a farm custom slaughter [
656 request for agency action with the department, requesting a hearing on the issue of denial.
657 (2) (a) Any person who is aggrieved by an order issued under this section may obtain
658 judicial review.
659 (b) Venue for judicial review of informal adjudicative proceeding is in the district court
660 in the county in which the alleged unlawful activity occurred or, in the case of an order denying
661 a license application, in the county where the applicant resides.
662 (3) The attorney general's office shall represent the department in any original action or
663 any appeal under this section.
664 Section 18. Section 4-32-22 is amended to read:
665 4-32-22. Animals slaughtered or the meat and poultry products not intended for
666 human use -- No inspection -- Products to be denatured or otherwise identified.
667 Inspection [
668 slaughter of [
669 or poultry products that are not intended for use as human food, but [
670 denatured or otherwise identified as prescribed by rules of the department [
671 offer for sale or transportation.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-25-10 11:58 AM