9 CFR 354.1 - Definitions
CFR > Title 9 > Chapter III > Part 354 > § 354.1. Definitions
Current as of: Jan. 2010
GeneralSec.354.1 Definitions.354.2 Designation of official certificates, memoranda, marks, other
identifications, and devices for purposes of the Agricultural
Basis of Service354.10 Inspection service.354.12 Eligibility.354.13 Supervision.354.14 Authority to waive provisions of Sec. 354.12.
Performance of Services354.20 Licensed or authorized inspectors.354.21 Suspension of license; revocation.354.22 Surrender of license.354.23 Identification.354.24 Financial interest of inspectors.354.25 Political activity.354.26 Schedule of operation of official plants.
Application for Inspection Service354.30 Who may obtain inspection service.354.31 How application for service may be made; conditions of resident
service.354.32 Filing of application.354.33 Authority of applicant.354.34 Application for inspection service in official plants; approval.354.35 Rejection of application.354.36 Withdrawal of application.354.38 Suspension of plant approval.
Violations354.45 Denial of service.354.46 Misrepresentation; deceptive or fraudulent acts or practices.354.47 Use of facsimile forms.354.48 Willful violation of the regulations.354.49 Interfering with an inspector or employee of Service.354.51 Miscellaneous.
Other Applicable Regulations354.53 Other applicable regulations.
Identifying and Marking Products354.60 Approval of official identification.354.62 Inspection mark with respect to product.354.63 Marking inspected products.354.64 Form of official identification.354.65 Form of inspection mark.
Supervision of Marking and Packaging354.70 Evidence of label approval.354.71 Affixing of official identification.354.72 Packaging.354.73 Retention labels.354.74 Prerequisites to inspection.354.75 Accessibility of products.354.76 Time of inspection in an official plant.
Reports354.90 Report of inspection work.354.91 Information to be furnished to inspectors.354.92 Reports of violations.
Fees and Charges354.100 Payment of fees and charges.354.101 On a fee basis.354.105 Fees for additional copies of inspection certificates.354.106 Travel expenses and other charges.354.107 Continuous inspection performed on a resident basis.354.109 Fees or charges for inspection service performed under
cooperative agreement.354.110 Disposition of fees for inspection made under cooperative
Inspection Procedures; Ante-Mortem Inspections354.120 Manner of handling products in an official plant.354.121 Ante-mortem inspection.354.122 Condemnation on ante-mortem inspection.354.123 Segregation of suspects on ante-mortem inspection.354.124 Quarantine of diseased rabbits.
Post-Mortem Inspection354.125 Evisceration.354.126 Carcasses held for further examination.354.127 Condemnation and treatment of carcasses.354.128 Certification of carcasses.
Disposition of Diseased Rabbit Carcasses and Parts354.129 General.354.130 Diseases or conditions evident which require condemnation.354.131 Decomposition.354.132 Disposal of condemned carcasses and parts.
Reinspection and Ingredients354.133 Reinspection of edible products; ingredients.
Appeals354.134 Appeal inspections; how made.
Inspection Certificates354.140 Forms of inspection certificates.354.141 Issuance and disposition of rabbits inspection certificates.354.142 Food product inspection certificates; issuance and disposition.354.143 Export certificates; issuance and disposition.354.144 Advance information.
Basis of Acceptability of Other Official Inspection Systems354.160 General.354.161 Requirements as to manner of inspection.354.162 Determining compliance with Sec. 354.161.
general354.210 Minimum standards for sanitation, facilities, and operating
procedures in official plants.
Buildings and Plant Facilities354.220 Buildings.354.221 Rooms and compartments.354.222 Floors, walls, ceilings, etc.354.223 Drainage and plumbing.354.224 Water supply.354.225 Lavatory accommodations.354.226 Lighting and ventilation.
Equipment and Utensils354.230 Equipment and utensils.354.231 Accessibility.354.232 Restrictions on use.Maintenance of Sanitary Conditions and Precautions Against Contamination
of Products354.240 General.354.241 Cleaning of rooms and compartments.354.242 Cleaning of equipment and utensils.354.243 Operations and procedures.354.244 Temperatures and cooling and freezing procedures.354.245 Vermin.254.246 Exclusion of diseased persons.354.247 Table showing types of materials.354.248 Scope and applicability of rules of practice.
Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1622, 1624; 7 CFR 2.17 (g) and (i), 2.55.
Source: 41 FR 23702, June 11, 1976, unless otherwise noted.
Unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms shall have the following meaning:
(a) Act means the applicable provisions of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 1087; 7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.) or any other act of Congress conferring like authority.
(b) Acceptable means suitable for the purpose intended and acceptable to the Service.
(c) Administrator means the Administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the Department or any other officer or employee of the Department to whom there has heretofore been delegated, or to whom there may hereafter be delegated the authority to act in his stead.
(d) Applicant means any interested party who requests any inspection service.
(e) Area supervisor means any employee of the Department in charge of rabbit inspection service in a designated geographical area.
(f) Carcass means any rabbit carcass.
(g) Circuit supervisor or technical supervisor means the officer in charge of the rabbit inspection service in a circuit consisting of a group of stations within an area.
(h) Class means any subdivision of a product based on essential physical characteristics that differentiate between major groups of the same kind.
(i) Condition means any condition, including, but not being limited to, the state of preservation, cleanliness, or soundness, of any product or the processing, handling, or packaging which may affect such product.
(j) Condition and wholesomeness means the condition of any product, its healthfulness and fitness for human food.
(k) Department means the United States Department of Agriculture.
(l) Edible product means any product derived from ready-to-cook domestic rabbits.
(m) Giblets means the liver from which the bile sac has been removed and the heart from which the pericardial sac has been removed.
(n) Holiday or legal holiday shall mean the legal public holidays specified by the Congress in paragraph (a) of section 6103, Title 5, of the United States Code.
(o) Identify means to apply official identification to products or to containers thereof.
(p) Inspected and certified or certified means, with respect to any product, that it has undergone an inspection and was found, at the time of such inspection, to be sound, wholesome, and fit for human food.
(q) Inspection, inspection service, or inspection of products for condition and wholesomeness means any inspection by an inspector to determine, in accordance with the regulations in this part, (1) the condition and wholesomeness of rabbits, or (2) the condition and wholesomeness of any edible product at any state of the preparation or packaging thereof in the official plant where inspected and certified, or (3) the condition and wholesomeness of any previously inspected and certified product if such product has not lost its identity as an inspected and certified product.
(r) Inspection certificate means a statement, either written or printed, issued by an inspector, pursuant to the regulations in this part, relative to the condition and wholesomeness of products.
(s) Inspector means any person who is licensed by the Secretary to investigate and certify, in accordance with the regulations in this part, the condition and wholesomeness of products. An inspector is an employee of the Department or of a State; he may be a graduate veterinarian or a layman.
(t) Interested party means any person financially interested in a transaction involving any inspection.
(u) National supervisor means (1) the officer in charge of the rabbit inspection service of the Food Safety and Inspection Service, and (2) other officers or employees of the Department designated by the officer in charge of the rabbit inspection service of the Food Safety and Inspection Service.
(v) Official plant means one or more buildings or parts thereof, comprising a single plant in which the facilities and methods of operation therein have been approved by the Administrator as suitable and adequate for operation under inspection service and in which inspection is carried on in accordance with the regulations in this part.
(w) Person means any individual, partnership, association, business trust, corporation, or any organized group of persons, whether incorporated or not.
(x) Potable water means water that has been approved by the State health authority as safe for drinking and suitable for food processing.
(y) Product means ready-to-cook cooked rabbits, or edible products derived therefrom.
(z) Rabbit means any domesticated rabbit, whether live or dead.
(aa) Rabbit inspection service means the personnel who are engaged in the administration, application, and direction of rabbit inspection programs and services pursuant to the regulations in this part.
(bb) Ready-to-cook domestic rabbit means any rabbit which has been slaughtered for human food, from which the head, blood, skin, feet, and inedible viscera have been removed, that is ready to cook without need of further processing. Ready-to-cook rabbit also means any cut-up or disjointed portion of rabbit or any edible part thereof, as described in this paragraph.
(cc) Regulations means the provisions of this entire part as may be in effect at the time inspection is performed.
(dd) Secretary means the Secretary of the Department, or any other officer or employee of the Department to whom there has heretofore been delegated, or to whom there may hereafter be delegated, the authority to act in his stead.
(ee) Service means the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the Department.
(ff) Station supervisor means any authorized individual who is designated to supervise rabbit inspection service in a large official plant or in a group of several small plants.
State Laws: Rabbits
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