21 U.S. Code § 606 - Inspection and labeling of meat food products

(a) In general
For the purposes hereinbefore set forth the Secretary shall cause to be made, by inspectors appointed for that purpose, an examination and inspection of all meat food products prepared for commerce in any slaughtering, meat-canning, salting, packing, rendering, or similar establishment, and for the purposes of any examination and inspection and inspectors shall have access at all times, by day or night, whether the establishment be operated or not, to every part of said establishment; and said inspectors shall mark, stamp, tag, or label as “Inspected and passed” all such products found to be not adulterated; and said inspectors shall label, mark, stamp, or tag as “Inspected and condemned” all such products found adulterated, and all such condemned meat food products shall be destroyed for food purposes, as hereinbefore provided, and the Secretary may remove inspectors from any establishment which fails to so destroy such condemned meat food products: Provided, That subject to the rules and regulations of the Secretary the provisions of this section in regard to preservatives shall not apply to meat food products for export to any foreign country and which are prepared or packed according to the specifications or directions of the foreign purchaser, when no substance is used in the preparation or packing thereof in conflict with the laws of the foreign country to which said article is to be exported; but if said article shall be in fact sold or offered for sale for domestic use or consumption then this proviso shall not exempt said article from the operation of all the other provisions of this chapter. [1]
(b) Certain fish
In the case of an examination and inspection under subsection (a) of a meat food product derived from any fish described in section 601 (w)(2) of this title, the Secretary shall take into account the conditions under which the fish is raised and transported to a processing establishment.


[1]  See References in Text note below.

Source

(Mar. 4, 1907, ch. 2907, title I, § 6, as added Pub. L. 110–234, title XI, § 11016(b)(1)(B),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1369, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title XI, § 11016(b)(1)(B),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2131; Pub. L. 113–79, title XII, § 12106(a)(2),Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 981.)
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in subsec. (a), probably should have been a reference to this Act in the original, meaning the Federal Meat Inspection Act, titles I to V of act Mar. 4, 1907, ch. 2907, as added Dec. 15, 1967, Pub. L. 90–201, 81 Stat. 584, which are classified generally to subchapters I to IV–A of this chapter.
Codification

Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246enacted identical sections and repealed former section 6 of act Mar. 4, 1907. Pub. L. 110–234was repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 606, acts Mar. 4, 1907, ch. 2907, title I, § 6, formerly 4th par., 34 Stat. 1261; renumbered § 6 and amended Pub. L. 90–201, §§ 1, 3, 12 (e),Dec. 15, 1967, 81 Stat. 584, 588, 592; Pub. L. 99–641, title IV, § 403(a),Nov. 10, 1986, 100 Stat. 3567, was formerly classified to section 74 of this title and was repealed by Pub. L. 110–234, title XI, § 11016(b)(1)(B),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1369, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title XI, § 11016(b)(1)(B),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2131. Prior to repeal, section read as follows: “For the purposes hereinbefore set forth the Secretary shall cause to be made, by inspectors appointed for that purpose, an examination and inspection of all meat food products prepared for commerce in any slaughtering, meat-canning, salting, packing, rendering, or similar establishment, and for the purposes of any examination and inspection and inspectors shall have access at all times, by day or night, whether the establishment be operated or not, to every part of said establishment; and said inspectors shall mark, stamp, tag, or label as ‘Inspected and passed’ all such products found to be not adulterated; and said inspectors shall label, mark, stamp, or tag as ‘Inspected and condemned’ all such products found adulterated, and all such condemned meat food products shall be destroyed for food purposes, as hereinbefore provided, and the Secretary may remove inspectors from any establishment which fails to so destroy such condemned meat food products: Provided, That subject to the rules and regulations of the Secretary the provisions of this section in regard to preservatives shall not apply to meat food products for export to any foreign country and which are prepared or packed according to the specifications or directions of the foreign purchaser, when no substance is used in the preparation or packing thereof in conflict with the laws of the foreign country to which said article is to be exported; but if said article shall be in fact sold or offered for sale for domestic use or consumption then this proviso shall not exempt said article from the operation of all the other provisions of this chapter.”
Amendments

2014—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113–79added subsec. (b) and struck out former subsec. (b). Text read as follows: “In the case of an examination and inspection under subsection (a) of a meat food product derived from catfish, the Secretary shall take into account the conditions under which the catfish is raised and transported to a processing establishment.”
Effective Date of 2014 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 113–79effective as if enacted as part of section 11016(b) ofPub. L. 110–246, see section 12106(c) ofPub. L. 113–79, set out as a note under section 601 of this title.
Effective Date

Enactment of this section and repeal of former section 6 of act Mar. 4, 1907, and Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, except as otherwise provided, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of Title 7, Agriculture.

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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 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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