Section 2-16-41

Operators of commercial poultry hatcheries, etc., to be equipped with facilities for handling, destruction and disposal of dead poultry, unhatched or unused eggs, etc.; state board to adopt rules and regulations prescribing facilities required, manner of disposal of dead poultry, unhatched or unused eggs, etc.

Every person who raises, grows, feeds or otherwise produces poultry for commercial purposes and every person who operates a commercial poultry hatchery for the production of baby chicks and turkey poults shall be equipped with adequate facilities for the handling, destruction and disposal of all dead poultry, poultry carcasses, unhatched or unused eggs and other poultry waste.

The State Board of Agriculture and Industries is hereby authorized to prescribe the size, type, depth and dimensions for any pit required for the burying of dead poultry, to require and prescribe chemical or disinfectant treatments to be applied, the use of incinerators or other burning methods and any other recommended methods or facilities for the handling, destruction and disposal of dead poultry, poultry carcasses, unhatched or unused eggs and other poultry waste, which facilities must be kept and maintained by every commercial poultry grower and every commercial hatchery in Alabama. The handling, destruction and disposal of dead poultry, poultry carcasses, unhatched or unused eggs and other poultry waste shall be performed by the use of the required facilities in a manner prescribed by the State Board of Agriculture and Industries pursuant to rules and regulations adopted by said board for this purpose.

(Acts 1963, No. 548, p. 1164, §2.)