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1540.0020 EXEMPTIONS.

Provisions of parts 1540.0010 to 1540.4520 shall apply to all slaughtering, packing, meat canning, rendering, or similar establishments in this state, in which carcasses or parts are prepared solely for intrastate commerce and which includes but is not limited to slaughterhouses, retail meat markets, wholesale meat processing establishments, frozen food processing plants, and sausage plants; provided that except as provided in item B the parts of this chapter requiring mandatory antemortem and postmortem inspection of the slaughtering of animals in the preparation of carcasses shall apply to all commercial slaughterhouses and shall not apply:

A.

to the slaughtering by any person of the person's own animals and the preparation by the person and transportation in intrastate commerce of the carcasses, parts thereof, meat, and meat food products of those animals exclusively for use by the person and members of the person's household and nonpaying guests and employees; nor

B.

to the custom slaughter by any person of cattle, sheep, swine, or goats delivered by the owner for slaughter, and the preparation by a slaughterer and transportation in intrastate commerce of the carcasses, parts thereof, meat, and meat food products of animals, exclusively for use in the household of the owner, by the owner and members of the owner's household and nonpaying guests and employees; provided, that all meat derived from custom slaughter of cattle, sheep, swine, Cervidae, bison, or goats shall be identified and handled as required by the commissioner, during all phases of slaughtering, chilling, cooling, freezing, preparation, storage, and transportation; provided further, that the custom slaughterer does not engage in the business of buying or selling any carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat, or meat food products of any animals capable of use as human food unless the carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat, or meat food products have been inspected and passed and are identified as having been inspected and passed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture or the United States Department of Agriculture.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 31.101; 31A.08

History:

17 SR 1279; 27 SR 168

Published Electronically:

August 10, 2017