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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC


  ( Division 10 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 10. Slaughter of Cattle [22001 - 22086]

  ( Chapter 10 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 1. Generally [22001 - 22010]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )


Every person that is not a licensed slaughterer that slaughters cattle shall do all of the following:

(a) Keep a record in a book which he or she keeps for that purpose of all cattle that are slaughtered by him or her. The record shall include the name, address, and telephone number of the person for whom the cattle are slaughtered, a full description of the cattle, including the brands and marks, the date of slaughter, and the name and location of the food locker to which the slaughtered animal is, or the slaughtered animals are, delivered for butchering.

(b) Exhibit the record book on demand of any inspector or peace officer.

(c) Notify a brand inspector within 24 hours if he slaughters a bovine animal and does not deliver the carcass and hide to a frozen food locker plant licensed pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 112500) of Part 6 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 651, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1998.)