As used in this article, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) DISPARAGEMENT. The dissemination to the public in any manner of false information that a perishable food product or commodity is not safe for human consumption. The information shall be deemed to be false if it is not based upon reasonable and reliable scientific inquiry, facts, or data.
(2) PERISHABLE FOOD PRODUCT OR COMMODITY. Any agricultural or aquacultural food product which is sold or distributed in a form that will perish or decay beyond marketability within a short period of time.