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CITE

    21 USC Sec. 610                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 21 - FOOD AND DRUGS
    CHAPTER 12 - MEAT INSPECTION
    SUBCHAPTER I - INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS; ADULTERATION AND MISBRANDING

HEAD

    Sec. 610. Prohibited acts

STATUTE

      No person, firm, or corporation shall, with respect to any
    cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules, or other equines, or
    any carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat or meat food products of
    any such animals -
      (a) Slaughtering animals or preparation of articles capable of
        use as human food
        slaughter any such animals or prepare any such articles which
      are capable of use as human food at any establishment preparing
      any such articles for commerce, except in compliance with the
      requirements of this chapter;
      (b) Humane methods of slaughter
        slaughter or handle in connection with slaughter any such
      animals in any manner not in accordance with the Act of August
      27, 1958 (72 Stat. 862; 7 U.S.C. 1901-1906);
      (c) Sales, transportation, and other transactions
        sell, transport, offer for sale or transportation, or receive
      for transportation, in commerce, (1) any such articles which (A)
      are capable of use as human food and (B) are adulterated or
      misbranded at the time of such sale, transportation, offer for
      sale or transportation, or receipt for transportation; or (2) any
      articles required to be inspected under this subchapter unless
      they have been so inspected and passed;
      (d) Adulteration or misbranding
        do, with respect to any such articles which are capable of use
      as human food, any act while they are being transported in
      commerce or held for sale after such transportation, which is
      intended to cause or has the effect of causing such articles to
      be adulterated or misbranded.

SOURCE

    (Mar. 4, 1907, ch. 2907, title I, Sec. 10, formerly 8th par., 34
    Stat. 1262; renumbered Sec. 10 and amended Pub. L. 90-201, Secs. 1,
    7, Dec. 15, 1967, 81 Stat. 584, 589; Pub. L. 95-445, Sec. 3, Oct.
    10, 1978, 92 Stat. 1069.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT

      Act of August 27, 1958, referred to in subsec. (b), is Pub. L. 85-
    765, Aug. 27, 1958, 72 Stat. 862, as amended, which is classified
    generally to chapter 48 (Sec. 1901 et seq.) of Title 7,
    Agriculture. For complete classification of this Act to the Code,
    see Tables.
      Sections 1903 and 1905 of Title 7, included within reference to
    Act of August 27, 1958, were repealed by Pub. L. 95-445, Sec. 5(b),
    Oct. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 1069, effective as set forth in section 7
    of Pub. L. 95-445, set out as an Effective Date of 1978 Amendment
    note under section 603 of this title.

CODIFICATION

      Section was formerly classified to section 78 of this title.

AMENDMENTS

      1978 - Subsecs. (b) to (d). Pub. L. 95-445 added subsec. (b) and
    redesignated former subsecs. (b) and (c) as (c) and (d),
    respectively.
      1967 - Pub. L. 90-201, Sec. 7, included the list of animals and
    prohibited, except in compliance with requirements of this chapter,
    slaughtering animals or preparation of articles capable of use as
    human food, sales, transportation, and other transactions, and acts
    of adulteration or misbranding, incorporating in subsec. (b)(2)
    existing prohibition on distributions in interstate or foreign
    commerce of noninspected articles.
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1978 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 95-445 effective one year after Oct. 10,
    1978, and an additional eighteen month period thereafter in
    hardship cases, see section 7 of Pub. L. 95-445, set out as an
    Effective Date of 1978 Amendment note under section 603 of this
    title.
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1967 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 90-201 effective Dec. 15, 1967, except that
    subsecs. (b)(1) and (c) of this section effective upon expiration
    of sixty days after Dec. 15, 1967, see section 20(a) of Pub. L. 90-
    201, set out as an Effective Date note under section 601 of this
    title.
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