Bill Status of HB3607 95th General Assembly
Short Description: MEAT INSPECTION-EXEMPTION
Rep. Chapin Rose
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Meat and Poultry Inspection Act. Creates an exemption under the Meat and Poultry Inspection act for livestock raisers for livestock under 500 pounds if such raisers slaughter, eviscerate, or further process not more than 300 livestock during the calendar year. Prohibits exempt livestock raisers from engaging in buying or selling livestock products other than those produced from livestock raised on their own farms or premises. Requires such livestock or livestock products to be slaughtered, otherwise prepared, sold or delivered to the consumer on or from the premises for which the exemption is given. Requires the slaughter or preparation by the exempt raiser to be performed in sanitary facilities, in a sanitary manner, and subject to periodic inspection by Department of Agriculture personnel. Requires persons desiring such exemptions to submit in writing a request to the Department of Agriculture. Provides that the exemption shall be effective upon written notice from the Department of Agriculture and shall remain in effect for a period of 2 years, unless revoked. Provides that adequate records must be maintained by exempt raisers to assure that not more than the number of exempted livestock are slaughtered or processed in one calendar year and that such records shall be kept for one year following the termination of each exemption. Requires any advertisement by exempt raisers regarding the exempt livestock or livestock products to reflect the fact of exemption so as not to mislead the consumer to presume official inspection has been made under the Meat and Poultry Inspection Act.