Section 2-17-4

Examination, inspection and labeling of carcasses, etc., of slaughtered cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, etc.; reinspection of carcasses, etc.; destruction of adulterated and condemned carcasses, etc.; removal of inspectors from establishments failing to destroy same.

For the purposes set forth in Section 2-17-3, the commissioner shall cause to be made by inspectors appointed for that purpose, as provided in this chapter, a postmortem examination and inspection of the carcasses and parts thereof of all cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules, other equines and poultry capable of use as human food to be prepared at any slaughtering, meat canning, salting, packing, rendering or similar establishment in this state in which these articles are prepared solely for intrastate commerce, and the carcasses and parts thereof of all such animals found to be not adulterated shall be marked, stamped, tagged or labeled as "inspected and passed" and said inspectors shall mark, label, stamp or tag as "inspected and condemned" all carcasses and parts thereof of animals found to be adulterated, and all carcasses and parts thereof thus inspected and condemned shall be destroyed for food purposes by the said establishment in the presence of an inspector, and the commissioner may remove inspectors from any such establishment which fails to so destroy any such condemned carcass or part thereof. Said inspectors, after said first inspection shall, when they deem it necessary, reinspect said carcasses or parts thereof to determine whether since the first inspection the same have become adulterated; and, if any carcass or other part thereof shall upon examination and inspection subsequent to the first examination and inspection be found to be adulterated, it shall be destroyed for food purposes by the said establishment in the presence of an inspector, and the commissioner may remove inspectors from any establishment which fails to so destroy any such condemned carcass or part thereof.

(Acts 1969, No. 1049, p. 1939, §4.)