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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC


  ( Division 12 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

PART 1. POULTRY AND RABBITS [24501 - 25151]

  ( Part 1 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions [24501 - 24563]

  ( Heading of Chapter 1 amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 44. )

ARTICLE 4. Poultry Regulations and Inspections [24561 - 24563]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1403. )


Notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, the director may adopt by regulation standards and requirements equal to those of the Poultry Products Inspection Act (71 Stat. 441, 21 U.S.C. 451, et seq. as amended by the Wholesome Poultry Products Act, Pub. Law 90-492), including, but not limited to, standards and requirements of inspection, sanitation, reinspection, preparation, processing, buying, selling, transporting, storing, identification, recordkeeping, registration, and labeling. The regulations shall not be less restrictive than state statutory requirements. The director may enter into cooperative agreements with departments, divisions, bureaus, boards, or commissions of the United States to enforce such standards and requirements in this state.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1403.)


Regulations adopted pursuant to this article or pursuant to Section 24681 or Section 24991 shall conform, so far as practicable, to the rules, regulations and standards of the United States Department of Agriculture which govern the inspection, preparation, and processing of poultry meat and poultry meat food products.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1403.)


(a) If slaughtering or carcass preparation or processing of poultry meats and poultry meat products is conducted in an establishment where state inspection is maintained at hours considered overtime for state employees or on legal holidays, the owner or operator of the establishment shall, by contract or agreement with the department, make arrangement to defray the additional cost for salaries and expenses for persons employed by the department to conduct the necessary poultry meat inspection work during the overtime periods.

(b) Moneys collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the Department of Food and Agriculture Fund.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 133, Sec. 31. (AB 120) Effective July 26, 2011.)

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