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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 4.1. California Meat and Poultry Supplemental Inspection Act [18940 - 19040]

  ( Chapter 4.1 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1128, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 1. Definitions and Short Title [18940 - 18949]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1128, Sec. 1. )

18940.
  

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the California Meat and Poultry Supplemental Inspection Act and supplements the provisions of the California Meat and Poultry Inspection Act, Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 18650).

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1128, Sec. 1.)

18940.5.
  

Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions contained in Article 1 (commencing with Section 18650) of Chapter 4 govern the construction of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1128, Sec. 1.)

18941.
  

“Inspector” means an employee of the department authorized to perform inspection functions under Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 18650) and under this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1128, Sec. 1.)

18942.
  

“Licensed livestock meat inspector” means a person who is licensed by the department to perform inspection functions under this chapter in custom livestock slaughterhouses.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 680, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1999.)

18942.2.
  

“Licensed processing inspector” means a person who is licensed by the department to perform inspection functions under this chapter in licensed meat processing establishments.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 680, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1999.)

18943.
  

“Livestock” means any cattle, sheep, swine, and goat, and pursuant to regulations adopted by the Fish and Game Commission, for the purposes of Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 18650) and this chapter, fallow deer (Dama dama) whether alive or dead.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 373, Sec. 1.5. Effective January 1, 2001.)

18944.
  

“Livestock product” means any carcass, part of the carcass, meat, or meat food product of any livestock.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1128, Sec. 1.)

18945.
  

“Slaughter” means the stunning, bleeding, eviscerating, skinning, splitting, and preparing of livestock for human consumption.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1128, Sec. 1.)

18946.
  

“Custom livestock slaughterhouse” means a licensed establishment where:

(a) Cattle, sheep, swine, or goats are slaughtered and prepared for the owners of the livestock.

(b) Fallow deer are slaughtered and prepared for transportation or sale, or transportation and sale.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 373, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2001.)

18947.
  

“Meat processing establishment” means a licensed establishment required to be inspected pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 18650) where livestock or poultry products are prepared by curing, drying, smoking, or rendering and the products are sold on the premises to household consumers, and a licensed establishment where fallow deer products may be prepared for transportation or sale, or transportation and sale.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 133, Sec. 18. (AB 120) Effective July 26, 2011.)

18947.2.
  

“Smoking” means exposing meat or poultry products, for the purpose of food preservation, rather than as a method of flavor enhancement, to an environment of smoke generated from hardwood, hardwood sawdust, corn cobs, or natural or artificial liquid smoke that has been transformed into a true gaseous state by application of direct heat.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 133, Sec. 19. (AB 120) Effective July 26, 2011.)

18948.
  

“Sanitary” means free from dirt, filth, and contamination and free from any other substance or organisms which are known to be injurious to human health or which would render the product adulterated.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1128, Sec. 1.)

18949.
  

“Establishment” means any business, firm, or facility that is required to be licensed by the director under this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1128, Sec. 1.)

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