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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 9. Exemptions [19020- 19020.]
  ( Article 9 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1128, Sec. 1. )

19020.
  

This chapter does not apply to any of the following:

(a) Owners who slaughter, on their own premises, livestock of their own raising where the meat is not for sale, but used exclusively by the owners, members of the owner’s household, the owner’s employees, and nonpaying guests.

(b) A mobile slaughter operator who provides services to an owner as specified in subdivision (a) where the slaughter occurs on the owner’s premises and the meat is thereafter transported for the owner to an establishment for further processing.

(c) (1) A mobile slaughter operator who provides services to an owner of livestock, if the slaughter occurs on the premises of a person who raised the livestock and who is not the owner of the livestock, subject to the following conditions:

(A) Before the slaughter, the livestock are inspected pursuant to Section 21051.

(B) After the slaughter, the meat is transported for the owner to an establishment for further processing.

(C) The meat is not for sale, but is used exclusively by the owner, members of the owner’s household, the owner’s employees, and nonpaying guests.

(D) The person who raised the livestock shall maintain a record of the owner of the livestock and of the total number of animals slaughtered.

(E) If conducting multiple slaughter operations at a premises, a mobile slaughter operator shall maintain a record of the total number of animals slaughtered and the premises where the slaughter occurred.

(F) The mobile slaughter operators shall follow the guidelines published by the Association of Food and Drug Officials in the Guidelines for Exempt Slaughter and Processing Operations publication.

(2) The exemption in paragraph (1) shall not apply to the slaughter of more than five head of cattle on a single premises in a calendar month.

(d) Persons solely engaged in cutting, wrapping, and otherwise processing farm or custom slaughter livestock or the processing and sale of fresh meats derived from United States Department of Agriculture inspected carcasses, except the curing, smoking, and preparing of cooked or smoked sausages or cooked pork products that are not exempted under subdivision (b) of Section 18814.

(e) Livestock slaughter and meat and poultry processing inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 211, Sec. 1. (AB 2114) Effective January 1, 2019.)

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