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7 U.S. Code § 4502 - Definitions

As used in this subchapter—
the term “Board” means the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board established under section 4504 of this title;
the term “Department” means the Department of Agriculture;
the term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Agriculture;
the term “milk” means any class of cow’s milk;
the term “dairy products” means products manufactured for human consumption which are derived from the processing of milk, and includes fluid milk products;
the term “fluid milk products” means those milk products normally consumed in liquid form as a beverage;
the term “person” means any individual, group of individuals, partnership, corporation, association, cooperative, or any other entity;
the term “producer” means any person engaged in the production of milk for commercial use;
the term “promotion” means actions such as paid advertising, sales promotion, and publicity to advance the image and sales of and demand for dairy products;
the term “research” means studies testing the effectiveness of market development and promotion efforts, studies relating to the nutritional value of milk and dairy products, and other related efforts to expand demand for milk and dairy products;
the term “nutrition education” means those activities intended to broaden the understanding of sound nutritional principles including the role of milk and dairy products in a balanced diet;
the term “United States”, when used in a geographical sense, means all of the States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico;
(m) the term “imported dairy product” means any dairy product that is imported into the United States, including dairy products imported into the United States in the form of—
milk, cream, and fresh and dried dairy products;
butter and butterfat mixtures;
cheese; and
casein and mixtures;
the term “importer” means a person that imports an imported dairy product into the United States; and
the term “Customs” means the United States Customs Service.
Editorial Notes

Pub. L. 110–234 and Pub. L. 110–246 made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234 were repealed by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110–246.


2008—Subsec. (l). Pub. L. 110–246, § 1507(b)(1), added subsec. (l) and struck out former subsec. (l) which read as follows: “the term ‘United States’ as used in sections 4501 through 4508 of this title means the forty-eight contiguous States in the continental United States;”.

Subsec. (m). Pub. L. 110–246, § 1507(b)(2), struck out “(as defined in subsection (l) of this section)” before “, including”.

2002—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 107–171, § 1505(h)(2), struck out “produced in the United States” before semicolon at end.

Subsec. (m) to (o). Pub. L. 107–171, § 1505(a), added subsecs. (m) to (o).

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234 by Pub. L. 110–246 effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of this title.

Transfer of Functions

For transfer of functions, personnel, assets, and liabilities of the United States Customs Service of the Department of the Treasury, including functions of the Secretary of the Treasury relating thereto, to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections 203(1), 551(d), 552(d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6. For establishment of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Department of Homeland Security, treated as if included in Pub. L. 107–296 as of Nov. 25, 2002, see section 211 of Title 6, as amended generally by Pub. L. 114–125, and section 802(b) of Pub. L. 114–125, set out as a note under section 211 of Title 6.