Iowa Admin. Code r. 21-76.9 - Denaturing and identification of livestock or poultry products not intended for use as human food
No person shall buy, sell, transport, or offer for sale or transportation, or receive for transportation, in intrastate Cornmerce any livestock products or poultry products which are not intended for use as human food unless they are denatured or otherwise identified.
(1) All inedible meat and carcass parts shall be adequately decharacterized with charcoal or with other suitable agent acceptable to the Iowa department of agriculture and land stewardship. Inedible material shall be cut into pieces or chunks no more than four inches in any dimension. Following decharacterization, inedible meat and carcass parts shall be packed in suitable containers approved by the department.
(2) Decharacterizing shall be done to an extent acceptable to the department. Decharacterization shall be done in such a manner that each piece of material shall be decharacterized so as to preclude its being used for, or mistaken for, product for human consumption.
(3) All containers for decharacterized inedible meat or carcass parts shall be plainly marked with the word "inedible" in letters no less than two inches high.
(4) Decharacterized inedible meat and carcass parts shall be frozen or held at a temperature of 40°F or less in the processing plant or during transportation to the final processor
This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 189A.8.
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