Section 2-17-3

Cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, etc., to be inspected prior to slaughter; diseased cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, etc., to be separately slaughtered; examination and inspection of carcasses of slaughtered animals generally.

(a) For the purpose of preventing the use in intrastate commerce, as provided in this chapter, of meat and meat food products which are adulterated, the commissioner shall cause to be made, by inspectors appointed for that purpose, an examination and inspection of all cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules and other equines before they shall be allowed into any slaughtering, packing, meat canning, rendering or similar establishment in this state in which slaughtering and preparation of meat and meat food products of such animals are conducted solely for intrastate commerce, and all cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules and other equines found on such inspection to show symptoms of disease shall be set apart and slaughtered separately from all other cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules or other equines; and, when so slaughtered, the carcasses of such animals shall be subject to a careful examination and inspection, all as provided by the rules and regulations to be prescribed by the commissioner as provided for in this chapter.

(b) For the purpose of preventing the use in intrastate commerce, as provided in this chapter, of poultry or poultry food products which are adulterated, the commissioner shall, where and to the extent considered by him necessary, cause to be made, by inspectors appointed for that purpose, an examination and inspection of all live poultry before they shall be allowed to enter into any slaughtering, packing, meat canning, rendering or similar establishment in this state in which slaughtering and preparation of poultry and poultry food products of such birds are conducted solely for intrastate commerce; and all birds found on such inspection to show symptoms of disease shall be set apart and slaughtered separately from all other birds, and, when so slaughtered, the carcasses thereof shall be subject to careful examination and inspection, all as provided by rules and regulations to be prescribed by the commissioner.

(Acts 1969, No. 1049, p. 1939, §3.)