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SECTION 96-Q
Unmarked and unlabeled meat
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 5-B
§ 96-q. Unmarked and unlabeled meat. Inasmuch as it cannot be
determined for certain by any presently known method of inspection
whether meat is unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome, or otherwise unfit or
unsafe for food unless the organs and other tissues of an animal are
inspected when slaughtered, or whether meat, meat by-products or meat
food products are unsound, unhealthful and unwholesome or contain dyes,
chemicals, preservatives or ingredients which render such products
adulterated unless inspected where processed, and as uninspected meat,
meat by-products and meat food products may be unfit or unsafe for human
consumption, the commissioner shall seize and destroy for food purposes
any meat, meat by-product or meat food product that does not bear an
official inspection legend affixed pursuant to a federal inspection;
provided nothing herein shall affect the possession by a custom
slaughterer or custom processor, or the possession and transportation by
the owner of custom slaughtered meat or farm dressed meat when meats are
identified as such in accordance with rules and regulations duly
promulgated pursuant to the federal meat inspection act and all acts
amendatory thereof; and provided, further, nothing herein shall affect
the transportation of dead animals, properly identified, condemned
carcasses and parts of carcasses, and other condemned or inedible
product or material to rendering plants.