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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 6. Livestock Meat Inspector License—Custom Livestock Slaughter [18990 - 18991]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1128, Sec. 1. )

18990.
  

(a) Each person, before acting as a livestock meat inspector in a livestock custom slaughterhouse, shall apply to the director and shall receive from the director a license after passing an examination and a demonstration that shows the applicant’s ability to understand laws and regulations which pertain to meat inspection and a practical knowledge of all the following:

(1) Conditions which affect adulteration and wholesomeness of livestock and livestock products.

(2) The anatomy of livestock.

(3) Sanitary livestock slaughter and dressing procedures.

(4) Sanitation of the facilities and equipment used in custom livestock slaughterhouses.

(b) Applicants shall not be less than 18 years old.

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

18991.
  

(a) A licensed livestock meat inspector, in accordance with regulations adopted hereunder, shall conduct antemortem examination of each animal to be slaughtered in a licensed establishment and shall permit the slaughter of apparently healthy animals and withhold from slaughter all animals suspected, as well as those plainly showing evidence, of a disease. Animals so withheld shall be examined by a department employee who shall order the disposition of the animal pursuant to the regulations adopted hereunder.

(b) The licensed livestock meat inspector shall conduct a postmortem examination and make dispositions of carcasses and parts thereof in accordance with regulations adopted hereunder.

(c) A licensed livestock meat inspector shall conduct a sanitation inspection before the establishment commences operations for the day, and make periodic inspections throughout the day.

(d) The licensed livestock meat inspector shall order the establishment not to begin operations or to cease operations at any time that the establishment sanitation fails to meet the requirements of this chapter and the regulations adopted thereunder, or at any time any product is not handled, retained, condemned, or disposed of in violation of this chapter or the regulations thereunder.

(e) (1) Passed carcasses and parts of cattle, sheep, swine, and goat shall be stamped by the licensed livestock meat inspector or under his or her supervision with an approved California identification number.

(2) Passed carcasses and parts of fallow deer slaughtered and prepared for transportation or sale shall be stamped with an approved mark of inspection.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 373, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2001.)

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