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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 5. ANIMAL AND POULTRY QUARANTINE AND PEST CONTROL [9101 - 11305]

  ( Division 5 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

PART 3. DISEASED SWINE [10701 - 10990]

  ( Part 3 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 1. Importation and Sale [10701 - 10786]

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

ARTICLE 2. Importation [10721 - 10726]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

10721.
  

(a) It is unlawful for any person to import any swine into this state except for immediate slaughter, unless the person procures a health certificate and import permit from the department prior to the shipment or movement of the swine.

(b) It is unlawful for any person to import any swine into this state for immediate slaughter unless the person procures an import permit from the department prior to the shipment or movement of the swine.

(c) Any person requesting an import permit shall identify the premises of the swine prior to the shipment of the swine into the state.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 447, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2000.)

10722.
  

The health certificate shall certify that the swine to which it refers satisfy all of the following requirements:

(a) Have not been exposesd to any communicable disease.

(b) Are free from evidence of any communicable disease.

The director, when he determines it to be necessary for the enforcement of this chapter, may, by regulation, require the certificate to certify that the swine have been immunized against hog cholera by a method of immunization which is designated by regulations of the director as an effective method of immunization and by the United States Department of Agriculture.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 87.)

10723.
  

The health certificate shall also show all of the following:

(a) The date of immunization if immunization is required.

(b) The predominating breed of the swine.

(c) Approximate weight of the swine.

(d) Color of the swine.

(e) Markings of the swine.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 87.)

10724.
  

The original of the health certificate shall be attached to the way bill or shall be in the possession of the truck driver. A duplicate copy shall be sent to the Chief of the Division of Animal Industry of the department, at Sacramento, in time to reach him prior to the arrival of the swine within the state. A duplicate copy shall also be sent to the state veterinarian or livestock sanitary offical of the state of origin.

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

10725.
  

Swine that are imported into this state for purposes other than for immediate slaughter shall be transported in crates, cars, trucks, or other vehicles that have been cleaned and disinfected in conformity with the standards that are prescribed by the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 119, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1996.)

10726.
  

Swine that are imported into this state for immediate slaughter shall have as their destination a recognized slaughtering establishment. They shall not be diverted for any other purposes.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 119, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1996.)

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