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DIVISION 12. POULTRY, RABBITS, EGGS, AND EGG PRODUCTS [24501 - 27690]

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

PART 2. CLASSIFICATION OF POULTRY AND RABBIT MEAT [25401 - 26151]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 5. Requirements [26001 - 26008]
  ( Chapter 5 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

26001.
  

A person shall not pack, repack, cut up, recut, or sell poultry meat unless all carcasses and the parts of carcasses are placed in classes established pursuant to this part.

The provisions of this section, except those which require that poultry, poultry meat, or carcasses be placed in classes and marked to show the class of poultry meat, do not apply to New York dressed fowl until November 1, 1967.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

26002.
  

Except as otherwise provided in Sections 26003, 26004, 26005, and 26006, a person shall not pack, repack, cut up, recut, or sell poultry meat unless each carcass or its wrapper or, in the case of cut-up poultry or poultry parts, the container is marked, in the manner which is prescribed by regulations of the director, to show the class of poultry meat.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

26003.
  

The provisions of Section 26002, except those which require that poultry, poultry meat, or carcasses be placed in classes and marked to show the class of poultry meat, do not apply to New York dressed fowl until November 1, 1967.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

26004.
  

Individual carcasses of poultry meat or packages of cut-up poultry or poultry parts need not be marked with class designation in any of the following cases:

(a) If they are prepared for use by institutions or public eating houses.

(b) If they are prepared for use for processing.

(c) If they are prepared for transportation or being transported to a plant for further preparation or packaging, and packaged in shipping containers which hold several carcasses or packages of such poultry.

Each shipping container shall be clearly and conspicuously marked with the proper designation of class, and of the intended use, in letters at least one-half of an inch in height, on a surface which is readily visible to the purchaser.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

26005.
  

Poultry parts which are displayed for sale to consumers in bulk without being packaged or wrapped, shall be segregated as to class of poultry meat. The class or classes shall be designated upon a placard which clearly identifies the poultry parts which are designated by the placard in a clear and conspicuous manner that is readily visible to the purchaser.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

26006.
  

Cut-up poultry meat which consists of all of the parts of a carcass, prepared, packaged, and offered for sale shall be from only one class of poultry meat. Containers of poultry parts of different classes, shall be marked to indicate the classes and the quantity of each.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

26007.
  

If a class of any kind of poultry meat contains two or more designations, any combination of the designations may appear in the class marking which is required by this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

26008.
  

(a) It is unlawful for any person to sell any whole carcass of chicken poultry meat unless such carcass, or the immediate package or other container in which it is sold, is plainly, legibly, and conspicuously labeled, stamped, tagged, or branded to show the name and address of the poultry plant where the chicken was slaughtered or the name of the state in which the chicken was grown or raised.

(b) Chicken poultry meat which is sold to institutions, to restaurants, or to processors for processing, may bear the label which is required in subdivision (a) of this section on each shipping container in lieu of individual carcass labeling.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

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