§11-29-3 - Meat, meat products, poultry, poultry products, dog, and cat food.

§11-29-3 Meat, meat products, poultry, poultry products, dog, and cat food.

(a) Any meat or meat products or poultry or poultry products, if sold as a consumer commodity, shall conform to the identity and labeling requirements set forth by the Secretary of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture. As provided by the Secretary of Agriculture, raw chopped beef, raw ground beef, or raw hamburger shall not contain more than thirty per cent fat. f any claims regarding the percentage of fat are made on the labeling of raw chopped beef, raw ground beef, or raw hamburger, the percentage of fat shall be declared in five per cent increments on the labels, if packaged, or on placards or handbills in plain block letters at least three-eighth of an inch high, if offered for sale in retail bulk form. The percentage of fat may be declared as "No More Than ___ % of Fat," or "Less Than ___ % Fat," or a similar statement which is not false or misleading.

(b) Dog and cat food or any similar terms used in connection with any product shall mean a food product that is wholesome and nutritious for dogs and cats and shall comply with the following label requirements.

(1) The label must bear in legible manner, a statement of the "Guaranteed Analysis" which shall specify the minimum percentage of crude protein and crude fat and the maximum percentage of crude fiber present in the food; except that this requirement shall not apply to meat, poultry, or fish scraps prepared at the retail establishment at which it is sold.

(2) The label must bear a complete listing of ingredients in accordance with the provisions of 21 Code of Federal Regulations Part 101.

(3) Misleading statements such as "Fit For Human Food" which might be construed as offering the product for human consumption are prohibited.

        [Eff. Nov. 5, 1981] (Auth: HRS §§321-9, 321-10, 321-11, 328-21) (Imp: HRS §§328-6, 328-8, 328-10, 328-19.1)

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