Sec. 125.200 - Post-Mortem Inspection

ยง 125.200. Post-Mortem Inspection

a) The Department incorporates by reference 9 CFR 310.1(a) and 310.2 through 310.23 (2010; 76 FR 82077, effective December 30, 2011), except that the preparation of meat and meat products for nonhuman food purposes (e.g., dog food) is not permitted at an official establishment. The preparation of nonhuman food products must be done in establishments licensed under the Illinois Dead Animal Disposal Act. The Department incorporates by reference 9 CFR 310.25 (1999; 64 FR 66553, effective November 29, 1999); the E. coli process control testing regulations set forth in 9 CFR 310.25(a) will be applicable on October 1, 1997, and the Salmonella pathogen reduction performance standards regulations set forth in 9 CFR 310.25(b) will be applicable simultaneously with applicability dates for implementation of HACCP in Section 125.142.

b) The unusual circumstance and acceptable arrangements referred to in 9 CFR 310.1(a) shall mean in the case of emergency slaughter and in accordance with the procedure outlined in Section 125.190.

c) In the case of emergency slaughter and where a veterinarian was obtained by the owner to perform ante-mortem inspection (see Section 125.190), the veterinarian may perform post-mortem inspection of the animal. The carcass and all parts, including viscera, shall be identified as set forth in 9 CFR 310.2 and held for the inspector. If the veterinarian performs the post-mortem inspection at the request of the owner, then the cost of such service shall be borne by the owner of the animal.

d) Disinfectants that can be used in an official establishment shall be those set forth in Section 125.180.

e) With regard to the incorporated language in 9 CFR 310.2(b)(4), alternate methods proposed by the operator of an official establishment for handling devices shall be approved if such method will accomplish the specific provisions as stated in that paragraph.

f) Retained carcasses may be washed or trimmed provided such washing or trimming does not affect the disposition of the carcasses by removing conditions or lesions which caused the carcasses to be identified as retained.

g) Temporary identification of retained carcasses by an official establishment shall be permitted; however, Illinois Retained tags shall be used to identify the carcasses along with any temporary identification that is used.

h) References in the incorporated language to 9 CFR 314 shall be interpreted to mean in accordance with Section 125.230.

i) Facilities for handling and inspecting cow udders shall be as set forth in 9 CFR 416 (incorporated in Section 125.141).


Amended at 36 Ill. Reg. 14664, effective October 1, 2012


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