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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 9. ANIMALS GENERALLY [16301 - 19503]

  ( Division 9 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

PART 3. SLAUGHTERED ANIMALS [18201 - 19503]

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

CHAPTER 4. Meat and Poultry Inspection [18650 - 18935]

  ( Chapter 4 repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385. )

ARTICLE 4. Adulteration [18751 - 18759]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385. )

18751.
  

A livestock or poultry product is adulterated if it bears or contains any poisonous or deleterious substance which may render it injurious to health, but in case the substance is not an added substance, such livestock or poultry product shall not be considered adulterated if the quantity of such substance in or on such article does not ordinarily render it injurious to health.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18752.
  

A livestock or poultry product is adulterated in each of the following cases:

(a) It bears or contains, by reason of administration of any substance to the livestock or poultry or otherwise any added poisonous or added deleterious substance, other than one which is: (1) a pesticide chemical in or on a raw agricultural commodity; (2) a food additive; or (3) a color additive; which may, in the judgment of the director, make such livestock or poultry product unfit for human food.

(b) It is, in whole or in part, a raw agricultural commodity and such commodity bears or contains any pesticide chemical which is unsafe within the meaning of Section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C., Sec. 346a).

(c) It bears or contains any food additive which is unsafe within the meaning of Section 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C., Sec. 348).

(d) It bears or contains any color additive which is unsafe within the meaning of Section 706 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C., Sec. 376).

A livestock or poultry product which is not otherwise deemed adulterated pursuant to subdivision (b), (c), or (d) shall nevertheless be deemed adulterated if use of the pesticide chemical, food additive, or color additive in, or on, such livestock or poultry product is prohibited by the director in official establishments.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18753.
  

A livestock or poultry product is adulterated if it consists, in whole or in part, of any filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance or is for any other reason unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome, or otherwise unfit for human food.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18754.
  

A livestock or poultry product is adulterated if it has been prepared, packed, or held under unsanitary conditions by which it may have become contaminated with filth, or been rendered injurious to health.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18755.
  

A livestock or poultry product is adulterated if it is, in whole or in part, the product of an animal, including any poultry, which has died otherwise than by slaughter.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18756.
  

A livestock or poultry product is adulterated if its container is composed, in whole or in part, of any poisonous or deleterious substance which may render the contents of the livestock or poultry product injurious to health.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18757.
  

A livestock or poultry product is adulterated if it has been intentionally subjected to radiation, unless the use of the radiation was in conformity with a regulation or exemption in effect pursuant to Section 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C., Sec. 348).

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18758.
  

A livestock or poultry product is adulterated in each of the following cases:

(a) Any valuable constituent has been in whole or in part omitted or abstracted from the livestock or poultry product.

(b) Any substance has been substituted, wholly or in part, for any valuable constituent.

(c) Damage or inferiority has been concealed in any manner.

(d) Any substance has been added to the livestock or poultry product, or mixed or packed with it, so as to increase its bulk or weight, or reduce its quality or strength, or make it appear of a better value than it is.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18759.
  

A livestock or poultry product is adulterated if it is margarine containing animal fat and any of the raw material used in it consisted, in whole or in part, of any filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

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