9 CFR 329.5 - Movement of article or livestock detained; removal of official marks.
(a) No article or livestock detained in accordance with the provisions in this part shall be moved by any person from the place at which it is located when so detained, until released by an authorized representative of the Secretary: Provided, That any such article or livestock may be moved from the place at which it is located when so detained, for refrigeration, freezing, or storage purposes if such movement has been approved by an authorized representative of the Secretary: And provided further, That the article or livestock so moved will be detained by an authorized representative of the Secretary after such movement until such time as the detention is terminated.
(b) Upon terminating the detention of such article or livestock, an authorized representative of the Secretary shall:
(1) Orally notify the immediate custodian of the released article or livestock, and
(2) Furnish copies of a completed “Notice of Termination of Detention” (FSIS Form 8400-1) to the persons notified when the article or livestock was detained. The notice shall be served by either delivering the notice to such persons or by certifying and mailing the notice to such persons at their last known residences or principal offices or places of business.
(c) All official marks may be required by such representative to be removed from such article or livestock before it is released unless it appears to the satisfaction of the representative that the article or livestock is eligible to retain such marks.