SUBCHAPTER 52D ‑ MEAT AND POULTRY INSPECTION
SECTION .0100 - STANDARDS: OFFICIAL MARK
02 NCAC 52D .0101 CERTAIN STANDARDS ADOPTED: EXCEPTIONS
The Rules, Regulations, Definitions and Standards of the United States Department of Agriculture governing meat and meat products inspection, poultry products inspection, voluntary inspection of poultry and humane methods for slaughtering animals, Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 300 through 500, are hereby incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions, subject to the following exceptions:
(1) To conform Federal regulations to North Carolina authority, references in the Federal regulations to the "Secretary of Agriculture," the "United States Department of Agriculture," the "Food Safety and Inspection Service," and its "Administrator" shall be deemed to refer to the corresponding North Carolina authority, the "Commissioner of Agriculture," the "North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services," the "Meat and Poultry Inspection Service" and its "Director for Meat and Poultry Inspection Service," respectively. References to "interstate commerce" shall be deemed to refer to "intrastate commerce" within North Carolina.
(2) Statutory references to the "Federal Meat Inspection Act" shall be deemed to refer to the corresponding provisions of the "North Carolina Meat Inspection Law," Article 49B and Article 49C of G.S. 106.
(3) Statutory references to the "Federal Poultry Products Inspection Act" shall be deemed to refer to the corresponding provisions of the "North Carolina Poultry Products Inspection Act," Article 49D of Chapter 106 of the North Carolina General Statutes.
(4) References to federal marks of inspection, forms, overtime rates and charges shall be deemed to refer to the corresponding North Carolina marks of inspection, forms, and overtime rates and charges. These rates are established by the Commissioner pursuant to G.S. 106-549.69 to cover the cost of providing the service. Standards of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act incorporated in the federal regulations are applicable to these articles.
Copies of the above are available for inspection in the office of the Director of the State Meat and Poultry Inspection Service and may be obtained at no cost from the United States Government Printing Office website at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_04/9cfrv2_04.html#301.
History Note: Authority G.S. 106‑549.21; 106‑549.22; 106‑549.28;
Eff. April 1, 1984;
Amended Eff. July 1, 2005; July 1, 1998; July 1, 1986; April 1, 1985; January 1, 1985;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 26, 2017.