21 U.S. Code § 603 - Examination of animals prior to slaughter; use of humane methods

(a) Examination of animals before slaughtering; diseased animals slaughtered separately and carcasses examined
For the purpose of preventing the use in commerce of meat and meat food products which are adulterated, the Secretary shall cause to be made, by inspectors appointed for that purpose, an examination and inspection of all amenable species before they shall be allowed to enter into any slaughtering, packing, meat-canning, rendering, or similar establishment, in which they are to be slaughtered and the meat and meat food products thereof are to be used in commerce; and all amenable species 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 said cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules, or other equines shall be subject to a careful examination and inspection, all as provided by the rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary, as provided for in this subchapter.
(b) Humane methods of slaughter
For the purpose of preventing the inhumane slaughtering of livestock, the Secretary shall cause to be made, by inspectors appointed for that purpose, an examination and inspection of the method by which amenable species are slaughtered and handled in connection with slaughter in the slaughtering establishments inspected under this chapter. The Secretary may refuse to provide inspection to a new slaughtering establishment or may cause inspection to be temporarily suspended at a slaughtering establishment if the Secretary finds that any cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules, or other equines have been slaughtered or handled in connection with slaughter at such establishment by any method not in accordance with the Act of August 27, 1958 (72 Stat. 862; 7 U.S.C. 1901–1906) until the establishment furnishes assurances satisfactory to the Secretary that all slaughtering and handling in connection with slaughter of livestock shall be in accordance with such a method.

Source

(Mar. 4, 1907, ch. 2907, title I, § 3, formerly 1st par., 34 Stat. 1260; renumbered § 3 and amended Pub. L. 90–201, §§ 1, 3, 12 (a), (b),Dec. 15, 1967, 81 Stat. 584, 588, 592; Pub. L. 95–445, § 2,Oct. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 1069; Pub. L. 109–97, title VII, § 798[(a)](1), Nov. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 2166.)
References in Text

Act of August 27, 1958, referred to in subsec. (b), is Pub. L. 85–765, Aug. 27, 1958, 72 Stat. 862, as amended, which is classified generally to chapter 48 (§ 1901 et seq.) of Title 7, Agriculture. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
Sections 1903 and 1905 of Title 7, included within reference to Act of August 27, 1958, were repealed by Pub. L. 95–445, § 5(b),Oct. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 1069, effective as set forth in section 7 ofPub. L. 95–445, set out as an Effective Date of 1978 Amendment note below.
Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 71 of this title.
Amendments

2005—Pub. L. 109–97substituted “amenable species” for “cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules, and other equines” wherever appearing.
1978—Pub. L. 95–445designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).
1967—Pub. L. 90–201, §§ 3, 12 (a), (b), struck out “interstate or foreign” before “commerce” in two places, substituted “Secretary shall” for “Secretary, at his discretion, may”, and struck out “of Agriculture” after “Secretary”, included horses, mules, and other equines, and horses, mules, or other equines in the list of animals, and substituted “adulterated” for “unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome, or otherwise unfit for human food”, respectively.
Effective Date of 2005 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 109–97effective the day after 120 days after Nov. 10, 2005, see section 798(b) ofPub. L. 109–97, set out as a note under section 601 of this title.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Pub. L. 95–445, § 7,Oct. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 1070, provided that: “The provisions of this Act [see Short Title of 1978 Amendment note set out under section 601 of this title] shall become effective one year after the date of enactment [Oct. 10, 1978]. However, such provisions shall not apply to a person, firm, or corporation for such additional period of time, not to exceed eighteen months, as may be determined by the Secretary, if the Secretary, upon application, finds that compliance with the provisions of this Act on its effective date would cause undue hardship on such person, firm, or corporation.”
Effective Date of 1967 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 90–201effective Dec. 15, 1967, except that with respect to equines (other than horses) and their carcasses and parts thereof, meat, and meat food products thereof, amendment effective upon expiration of sixty days after Dec. 15, 1967, see section 20(b) ofPub. L. 90–201, set out as an Effective Date note under section 601 of this title.
Religious Freedom; Ritual Slaughter

Pub. L. 95–445, § 6,Oct. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 1070, provided that: “Nothing in this Act [see Short Title of 1978 Amendment note set out under section 601 of this title] shall be construed to prohibit, abridge, or in any way hinder the religious freedom of any person or group. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, in order to protect freedom of religion, ritual slaughter and the handling or other preparation of livestock for ritual slaughter are exempted from the terms of this Act. For the purposes of this section the term ‘ritual slaughter’ means slaughter in accordance with section 2(b) of the Act of August 27, 1958 (72 Stat. 862; 7 U.S.C. 1902 (b)).”

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7 CFR - Agriculture

7 CFR Part 15 - NONDISCRIMINATION

9 CFR - Animals and Animal Products

9 CFR Part 300 - AGENCY MISSION AND ORGANIZATION

9 CFR Part 301 - TERMINOLOGY; ADULTERATION AND MISBRANDING STANDARDS

9 CFR Part 302 - APPLICATION OF INSPECTION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

9 CFR Part 303 - EXEMPTIONS

9 CFR Part 304 - APPLICATION FOR INSPECTION; GRANT OF INSPECTION

9 CFR Part 305 - OFFICIAL NUMBERS; INAUGURATION OF INSPECTION; WITHDRAWAL OF INSPECTION; REPORTS OF VIOLATION

9 CFR Part 306 - ASSIGNMENT AND AUTHORITIES OF PROGRAM EMPLOYEES

9 CFR Part 307 - FACILITIES FOR INSPECTION

9 CFR Part 309 - ANTE-MORTEM INSPECTION

9 CFR Part 310 - POST-MORTEM INSPECTION

9 CFR Part 311 - DISPOSAL OF DISEASED OR OTHERWISE ADULTERATED CARCASSES AND PARTS

9 CFR Part 312 - OFFICIAL MARKS, DEVICES AND CERTIFICATES

9 CFR Part 313 - HUMANE SLAUGHTER OF LIVESTOCK

9 CFR Part 314 - HANDLING AND DISPOSAL OF CONDEMNED OR OTHER INEDIBLE PRODUCTS AT OFFICIAL ESTABLISHMENTS

9 CFR Part 315 - RENDERING OR OTHER DISPOSAL OF CARCASSES AND PARTS PASSED FOR COOKING

9 CFR Part 316 - MARKING PRODUCTS AND THEIR CONTAINERS

9 CFR Part 317 - LABELING, MARKING DEVICES, AND CONTAINERS

9 CFR Part 318 - ENTRY INTO OFFICIAL ESTABLISHMENTS; REINSPECTION AND PREPARATION OF PRODUCTS

9 CFR Part 319 - DEFINITIONS AND STANDARDS OF IDENTITY OR COMPOSITION

9 CFR Part 320 - RECORDS, REGISTRATION, AND REPORTS

9 CFR Part 321 - COOPERATION WITH STATES AND TERRITORIES

9 CFR Part 322 - EXPORTS 1

9 CFR Part 325 - TRANSPORTATION

9 CFR Part 327 - IMPORTED PRODUCTS

9 CFR Part 329 - DETENTION; SEIZURE AND CONDEMNATION; CRIMINAL OFFENSES

9 CFR Part 331 - SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR DESIGNATED STATES AND TERRITORIES; AND FOR DESIGNATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS WHICH ENDANGER PUBLIC HEALTH AND FOR SUCH DESIGNATED ESTABLISHMENTS

9 CFR Part 332 - SELECTED ESTABLISHMENTS; COOPERATIVE PROGRAM FOR INTERSTATE SHIPMENT OF CARCASSES, PARTS OF CARCASSES, MEAT, AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS

9 CFR Part 335 - RULES OF PRACTICE GOVERNING PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE FEDERAL MEAT INSPECTION ACT

9 CFR Part 390 - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PUBLIC INFORMATION

9 CFR Part 391 - FEES AND CHARGES FOR INSPECTION SERVICES AND LABORATORY ACCREDITATION

9 CFR Part 412 - LABEL APPROVAL (Eff. Jan. 6, 2014)

9 CFR Part 416 - SANITATION

9 CFR Part 417 - HAZARD ANALYSIS AND CRITICAL CONTROL POINT (HACCP) SYSTEMS

9 CFR Part 418 - RECALLS

9 CFR Part 424 - PREPARATION AND PROCESSING OPERATIONS

9 CFR Part 439 - ACCREDITATION OF NON-FEDERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORIES

9 CFR Part 441 - CONSUMER PROTECTION STANDARDS: RAW PRODUCTS

9 CFR Part 442 - QUANTITY OF CONTENTS LABELING AND PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCURATE WEIGHTS

9 CFR Part 500 - RULES OF PRACTICE

 

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