CHAPTER 164

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 273

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 51, TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SALE OF MEAT, POULTRY AND SEAFOOD PRODUCTS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Section 5124, Chapter 51, Title 6 of the Delaware Code by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new section to read as follows:

"Except for immediate consumption on the premises where sold, or as one of several elements comprising a ready-to-eat meal sold, as a unit, for consumption elsewhere than on the premises where sold, and ready-to-eat chicken or turkey parts cooked on the premises, all meat, meat products, poultry (whole or parts), and all seafood except shellfish, offered or exposed for sale or sold as food, shall be offered or exposed for sale and sold by weight. When meat, poultry, or seafood is combined with or associated with some other food element or elements to form either a distinctive food product or a food combination, such food product or combination shall be offered or exposed for sale and sold by weight, and the quantity representation may be the total weight of the product or combination, and a quantity representation need not be made for each of the several elements of the product or combination; provided that, for ready-to-cook stuffed whole carcass, ready-to-cook stuffed poultry, ready to cook stuffed poultry roasts, ready-to-cook stuffed rolls, ready-to-cook stuffed bars, ready-to-cook stuffed logs, and ready-to-cook stuffed poultry products designated by terms of similar import, the label must show the total net weight of the poultry product and, in proximity thereto, a statement specifying the minimum weight of poultry in the product."

Approved July 13, 1987.