CHAPTER 165

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 87, TITLE 3, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS AS USED IN THE MEAT AND POULTRY PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT.

WHEREAS, Chapter 396, Volume 56, Laws of Delaware, amended the Meat and Poultry Products Inspection Act; and

WHEREAS, Chapter 396, Volume 56, Laws of Delaware, inadvertently omitted subsections (m) through (w) of Section 8703, Title 3, Delaware Code;

NOW, THEREFORE:

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Section 8703, Chapter 87, Title 3, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto the following subsections:

(m) "Inspector" means an employee or official of this State authorized by the Board to:

(1) inspect livestock or poultry or carcasses or parts thereof, meat food products, or poultry products under the authority of this Chapter; and,

(2) to inspect the premises, facilities, equipment, and surroundings of establishments.

(n) "Official inspection mark" means any symbol, formulated pursuant to rules and regulations prescribed by the Board stating that an article was inspected and passed.

(o) "Inspection service" means the official Government service within the Department of Agriculture of this State designated by the Board as having the responsibility for carrying out the provisions of this Chapter.

(p) "Container" and "package" include any box, can, tin, cloth, plastic, or any other receptacle, wrapper, or cover.

(q) "Official establishment" means any establishment in this State as determined by the Chief Inspector at which inspection of the slaughter of livestock or poultry or the processing of livestock or poultry carcasses or parts thereof, meat food products, or poultry products, is maintained under the authority of this Chapter.

(r) "Label" means any written, printed, or graphic material upon the shipping container, if any, or upon the immediate container, including but not limited to an individual consumer package, or an article, or accompanying such article.

(s) "Shipping container" means any container used or intended for use in packaging the article packed in an immediate container.

(t) "Immediate container" means any consumer package; or any other container in which an article, not consumer packaged, is packed.

(u) "Federal Meat Inspection Act" means the Act of Congress approved March 4, 1907, as amended and extended (21 U.S.C. 71 et seq.) and the imported meat provisions of subsections 306 (b) and (c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1306 (b) and (c) ).

(v) "Federal Poultry Products Inspection Act" means the Act of Congress approved August 28, 1957, as amended (21 U.S.C. 451 et seq.).

(w) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other business entity."

Approved June 19, 1969.