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§ 2324. Safety of domestic animal feed

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 3 Pa.C.S.A. Agriculture

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 3 Pa.C.S.A. Agriculture (Refs & Annos)
Part IV. Animals and Animal Products
Chapter 23. Domestic Animals (Refs & Annos)
Subchapter C. Detection, Containment or Eradication of Certain Diseases (Refs & Annos)
3 Pa.C.S.A. § 2324
§ 2324. Safety of domestic animal feed
(a) General authority.--The department shall have the authority and the duty to protect the food supply of domestic animals in order to prevent the transmission of diseases and substances hazardous to human health or domestic animal health.
(b) Carcasses used for animal feed.--No domestic animal carcass or parts of a domestic animal carcass shall be sold for domestic animal feeding purposes if the meat or meat parts may be hazardous to the health of domestic animals to which such meat or meat parts may be fed.
(c) Garbage used for domestic animal feed.--No garbage may be fed to domestic animals except in accordance with Subchapter G (relating to garbage feeding business).
(d) Regulations.--The department shall establish regulations and standards to assure the safety of materials that are fed to domestic animals.
(e) Licensure.--The department shall provide for the licensure of persons owning or operating facilities, equipment or conveyances utilized in the collection, treatment, preparation and transportation of domestic animal by-products that are used in feed for domestic animals.
(f) Content.--The department may establish standards for the composition of feed for domestic animals, including, but not limited to, antibiotics and chemical additives for the purpose of preventing tissue residues and contamination of domestic animal products by substances hazardous to human health or domestic animal health. Such standards shall be established by regulation.
(g) Prohibition.--Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, a domestic animal or part of a domestic animal which is suspected of carrying a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy shall not be moved without written permission of the department or used in the manufacture or production of domestic animal feed.


1996, July 11, P.L. 561, No. 100, § 1, effective in 60 days.
3 Pa.C.S.A. § 2324, PA ST 3 Pa.C.S.A. § 2324
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 20. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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