CHAPTER 689

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3, DELAWARE CODE, CHAPTER 71, SECTIONS 7103, 7104 AND 7108 RELATING TO ANIMAL HEALTH, HOG-CHOLERA VACCINE, CONTAGIOUS OR INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND UNCOOKED GARBAGE.

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

Section 1. Title 3, Delaware Code, Section 7103, is hereby amended by striking therefrom Section 7103 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

§ 7103. Administration of hog-cholera vaccine

It shall be unlawful for any person to buy, sell or administer any modified live virus hog-cholera vaccine in the State of Delaware.

Section 2. Title 3, Delaware Code, Section 7104, is hereby amended by striking therefrom the following:

"after 10 days notice to the proper person or persons concerned".

Section 3. §7108, Title 3, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person who collects garbage within any county, city, town or political subdivision thereof to feed such garbage to hogs in this State until such garbage has been thoroughly cooked.

(b) For the purposes of this section, "garbage" means putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of foods including animal carcasses or parts thereof.

(c) This section shall not apply to any individual farmer who feeds only his own household garbage to hogs which are raised for such individual farmer's own use.

(d) All garbage, regardless of previous processing, shall before being fed to hogs, be thoroughly heated to at least 212° F. for at least thirty (30) minutes, unless treated in some other manner which shall be approved in writing by the State Board of Agriculture as being equally effective for the protection of animal and human health.

(e) Whoever willfully violates any of the provisions of this section shall be fined not less than Two Hundred Dollars ($200), and not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500). Each day's violation shall be considered a separate offense.

Approved July 7, 1970.