Code Section Group

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  ( Chapter 4 repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.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 7. Violations [18841 - 18857]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385. )

18841.
  

It is unlawful for any person to slaughter any livestock or poultry, or prepare any livestock or poultry product which is capable of use as human food, at any establishment preparing such article solely for intrastate commerce, except in compliance with the requirements of this chapter.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18842.
  

It is unlawful for any person to sell, transport, offer for sale or transportation, or receive for transportation, in intrastate commerce, any article required to be inspected under this chapter, unless such article has been inspected and passed, or any livestock, poultry, livestock product, or poultry product which is capable of use as human food, which is adulterated or misbranded at the time of such sale, transportation, offer for sale or transportation, or receipt for transportation.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18843.
  

It is unlawful for any person to do, with respect to any livestock, poultry, livestock product, or poultry product which is capable of use as human food, any act while it is being transported in intrastate commerce or held for sale after such transportation, which is intended to cause, or has the effect of causing, it to be adulterated or misbranded.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18844.
  

It is unlawful for any person to sell, transport, offer for sale or transportation, or receive for transportation, in intrastate commerce, or from an official establishment, any slaughtered poultry from which the blood, feathers, feet, head, or viscera have not been removed in accordance with this chapter and regulations promulgated under this chapter.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18845.
  

It is unlawful for any person to violate any provision of the regulations promulgated by the director under this chapter.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18846.
  

It is unlawful for any brand manufacturer, printer, or other person to cast, print, lithograph, or otherwise make any device containing any official mark or simulation thereof, or any label bearing any such mark or simulation, or any form of official certificate or simulation thereof, except as authorized by the director under such conditions as he may prescribe to assure the accomplishments of the purposes of this chapter.

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

18847.
  

It is unlawful for any person to do any of the following:

(a) Forge any official device, mark, or certificate.

(b) Without authorization from the director to use any official device, mark, or certificate, or simulation thereof, or alter, detach, deface, or destroy any official device, mark, or certificate.

(c) Contrary to the regulations of the director, fail to use, or to detach, deface, or destroy any official device, mark, or certificate.

(d) Knowingly possess, without promptly notifying the director or his representative, any official device or any counterfeit, simulated, forged, or improperly altered official certificate, or any device or label, or any carcass of any animal, including any poultry, or part or product thereof, bearing any counterfeit, simulated, forged, or improperly altered official mark.

(e) Knowingly make any false statement in any shipper’s certificate or other nonofficial or official certificate provided for in the regulations of the director.

(f) Knowingly represent that any article has been inspected and passed, or exempted, under this chapter when, in fact, it has, respectively, not been so inspected and passed, or exempted.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18848.
  

It is unlawful for any person to sell any dressed carcass of any livestock or poultry which is intended for food purposes, or any prepared meat or meat food product or poultry product within the state unless it bears the “inspected and passed” stamp of federal inspection or state inspection applied at the establishment where the animal was slaughtered and at the establishment where the meat or meat food product, or poultry or poultry product was prepared or manufactured.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18849.
  

It is unlawful for any person to sell, transport, offer for sale or transportation, or receive for transportation, in intrastate commerce, any carcass of any horse, mule, or other equine, or any part of the carcass, or any meat or meat food product thereof, unless it is plainly and conspicuously marked, labeled, or otherwise identified as required by regulations of the director to indicate the animal from which it was derived, and is in compliance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 19200) of this part and Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 113025) of Part 6 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 58. Effective September 29, 1996.)

18850.
  

It is unlawful for any person to buy, sell, transport, or offer for sale or transportation, or receive for transportation, in intrastate commerce, any livestock product or poultry product that is not intended for use as human food, unless it is denatured or otherwise identified as required by the regulations of the director or is naturally inedible by humans, and is in compliance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 19200) of this part and Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 113025) of Part 6 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 59. Effective September 29, 1996.)

18851.
  

It is unlawful for any person engaged in the business of buying, selling, or transporting, in intrastate commerce, dead, dying, disabled, or diseased animals, or any parts of the carcasses of any animals that died otherwise than by slaughter to buy, sell, transport, offer for sale or transportation, or receive for transportation, in intrastate commerce, any dead, dying, disabled, or diseased livestock or poultry, or any products of the animal that died otherwise than by slaughter, unless the transaction or transportation, is made in accordance with any regulations the director may prescribe to assure that the animal, or the part or product thereof, will be prevented from being used for human food purposes, and is in compliance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 19200) of this part and Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 113025) of Part 6 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 60. Effective September 29, 1996.)

18852.
  

It is unlawful for any person to give, pay, or offer, directly or indirectly, to any officer or employee of this state authorized to perform any of the duties prescribed by this chapter or by the regulations of the director, any money or other thing of value, with intent to influence such officer or employee in the discharge of any such duty.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18853.
  

It is unlawful for any officer or employee of this state authorized to perform any of the duties prescribed by this chapter to accept any money, gift, or other thing of value from any person, given with intent to influence his official action, or to receive or accept from any person engaged in intrastate commerce in meat food products or poultry products any gift, money, or other thing of value given with any purpose or intent whatsoever.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18854.
  

It is unlawful for any person to forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, or interfere with any person while engaged in or on account of the performance of his official duties under this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18855.
  

It is unlawful for any person to neglect or refuse to attend and testify or to answer any lawful inquiry, or to produce documentary evidence, if such evidence is available to him, in obedience to the subpoena or lawful requirement of the director.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18856.
  

It is unlawful for any person to willfully make, or cause to be made, any false entry or statement of fact in any report required to be made under this chapter or to willfully make, or cause to be made, any false entry in any account, record, or memorandum kept by any person subject to this chapter or to willfully neglect or fail to make, or to cause to be made, full, true, and correct entries in such accounts, records, or memoranda, of all facts and transactions appertaining to the business of such person. It is unlawful to willfully remove from the jurisdiction of this state, or willfully mutilate, alter, or by any other means falsify any documentary evidence of any person subject to this chapter or to willfully refuse to submit to the director or to any of his authorized agents, for the purpose of inspection and taking copies, any documentary evidence of any person subject to this chapter, which is in his possession or within his control.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

18857.
  

It is unlawful for any person required by this chapter to file any annual or special report to fail so to do within the time fixed by the director for filing the report.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1385.)

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