§ 2-17-1 Definitions
§ 2-17-2 Legislative findings of fact and declaration of policy; purpose and construction of chapter generally; adoption and promulgation of regulations promulgated under certain federal acts
§ 2-17-3 Cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, etc., to be inspected prior to slaughter; diseased cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, etc., to be separately slaughtered; examination and inspection of carcasses of slaughtered animals generally
§ 2-17-4 Examination, inspection and labeling of carcasses, etc., of slaughtered cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, etc.; reinspection of carcasses, etc.; destruction of adulterated and condemned carcasses, etc.; removal of inspectors from establishments failing to
§ 2-17-5 Applicability of provisions as to inspection and examination of carcasses, etc.; limitation of entry of carcasses, etc., into establishments inspected under chapter
§ 2-17-6 Inspection not to be provided at establishments for slaughter or preparation of cattle, sheep, poultry, carcasses, etc., not intended for use as human food; denaturation or identification thereof prior to offer for sale or transportation; purchase, tran
§ 2-17-7 Registration of persons, firms, etc., buying, selling, transporting, etc., dead, dying, disabled, diseased, etc., cattle, sheep, poultry, carcasses, etc
§ 2-17-8 Persons, firms, etc., buying, selling, transporting, etc., dead, dying, disabled, diseased, etc., cattle, sheep, poultry, etc., to comply with regulations of commissioner for prevention of use of same for human food purposes
§ 2-17-9 Examination, inspecting and labeling, etc., of meat food products and poultry food products; destruction of condemned meat food products and poultry food products; removal of inspectors from establishments failing to destroy same
§ 2-17-10 Labeling of cans, pots, tins, etc., in which inspected meat, meat food products, or poultry food products sealed, enclosed, etc.; establishment of definitions and standards of identity, composition, size, style, etc., for articles subject to chapter and
§ 2-17-11 Inspection of sanitary conditions in slaughtering and processing establishments; commissioner to refuse to allow marking, stamping, etc., of meat food products, poultry food products in establishments where sanitary conditions adulterate meat food produ
§ 2-17-12 Inspection of cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, etc., slaughtered and prepared in slaughtering and processing establishments; assignment of inspectors and designation of days and hours when slaughtering and processing to be done
§ 2-17-13 Slaughter, sale, offer for sale, transportation, etc., of animals, carcasses, food products, etc., in violation of provisions of chapter or regulations promulgated by commissioner
§ 2-17-14 Unauthorized casting, printing, etc., of device or label containing official mark or simulation; forgery, unauthorized use, etc., of official devices, marks, etc.; making of false statements in certificates, misrepresentations as to inspections, etc
§ 2-17-15 Sale, offer for sale, transportation, etc., of carcasses, etc., of horses, mules, etc., not marked, labeled, etc., to show derivation as required by regulations of commissioner; horses, mules, etc., to be prepared in facilities separated from those in w
§ 2-17-16 Commissioner to appoint inspectors; duties of inspectors; inspections and examinations to be made in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed by commissioner
§ 2-17-18 Detention of carcasses, meat food products, poultry food products, etc., believed to be adulterated or misbranded, etc.; removal of official marks therefrom prior to release
§ 2-17-19 Condemnation proceedings generally; disposition of condemned animals or articles; payment of costs, fees and expenses, etc
§ 2-17-20 Refusal or withdrawal of inspection as to establishments deemed unfit to engage in business because of convictions based upon acquisition, distribution, etc., of unwholesome, mislabeled or deceptively packaged food, etc.; appeals from determination and
§ 2-17-21 Promulgation, approval, adoption, amendment, etc., of regulations for implementation of chapter generally; issuance, etc., of temporary orders of commissioner
§ 2-17-22 Promulgation of regulations as to storage and handling of carcasses, meats, etc
§ 2-17-23 Classes of persons, firms, etc., required to maintain records; examination, etc., of records, facilities and inventories
§ 2-17-24 Conduct of investigations and requirement of reports as to organization, business, practices, etc., of persons, firms, etc., engaged in intrastate commerce by commissioner; access to copying, etc., of documentary evidence; powers of commissioner as to w
§ 2-17-25 Designation and powers of commissioner as state agency for cooperating with Secretary of Agriculture; jurisdiction of commissioner exclusive as to activities covered by chapter; cooperation with other governmental branches and agencies
§ 2-17-26 Meat and Poultry Inspection Advisory Council
§ 2-17-27 Exemption of certain activities from provisions of chapter by commissioner; applicability of certain provisions of chapter
§ 2-17-28 Exemption of meat, etc., inspected and passed by United States Department of Agriculture
§ 2-17-29 Applicability of chapter to persons, firms, etc., regulated under federal Meat Inspection Act and federal Poultry Products Inspection Act
§ 2-17-30 Jurisdiction and prosecution of injunctive proceedings under chapter or regulations promulgated thereunder
§ 2-17-31 Admissibility of evidence of violations of chapter or regulations promulgated thereunder in civil actions for damages against persons, firms, etc., subject thereto
§ 2-17-32 Interference with person engaged in performance of official duties under chapter, etc
§ 2-17-33 Failure to attend and testify, answer lawful inquiry or produce documentary evidence in obedience to subpoena, etc., of commissioner
§ 2-17-34 Making, etc., of false statements or entries in reports, accounts, etc.; mutilation, alteration, etc., of documentary evidence, etc
§ 2-17-35 Forfeiture by persons, firms, etc., upon failure to file annual or special reports as required by commissioner
§ 2-17-36 Disclosure by state officer or employee of information obtained by commissioner without proper authority
§ 2-17-37 Penalties for violations of chapter; commissioner not required to report minor violations of chapter for prosecution, etc
§ 2-17-38 Construction of chapter

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 2 > Chapter 17

  • adulterated: Any carcass, part thereof, meat or meat food product or poultry food product is adulterated under one or more of the following circumstances:

    a. See Alabama Code 32-6-190

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • agent: Any individual other than a dealer who represents a dealer or issuer in effecting or attempting to effect sales of securities, but such term does not include an individual who represents an issuer in:

    a. See Alabama Code 32-6-155.1

  • ANIMAL FOOD MANUFACTURER: Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of manufacturing or processing animal food derived wholly or in part from carcasses or other parts or products of the carcasses of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules or other equines or poultry. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • bank: A bank, trust company, national banking association, savings bank, or industrial bank. See Alabama Code 32-6-255
  • broker: A dealer, as hereinabove defined. See Alabama Code 32-6-155.1
  • broker: A person, including a bank, lawfully engaged in the business of effecting transactions in securities for the account of others and includes a broker lawfully engaged in buying and selling securities for his own account. See Alabama Code 32-6-255
  • CAPABLE OF USE AS HUMAN FOOD: Any carcass, or part or product of a carcass of any animal is capable of use as human food, unless it is denatured or otherwise identified as required by regulations prescribed by the commissioner to deter its use as human food or it is naturally inedible by humans. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama or his duly authorized representative. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • dealer: Any person engaged in the business of effecting transactions in securities for the account of others or for his own account. See Alabama Code 32-6-155.1
  • dealer: Every person engaged in the business of buying, selling, or exchanging vehicles who has an established place of business for such purpose in this state and to whom current dealer registration plates have been issued by the Department of Revenue. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • department: The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency of this state acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • driver: Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • FEDERAL MEAT INSPECTION ACT: The act so entitled, approved May 4, 1907 (34 Stat. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • Firefighter: means a current member or members of, or a retired member or members from, a paid, part-paid or volunteer fire department of a city, town, county, or other subdivision of the state or civilian federal firefighters or of a public corporation organized for the purpose of providing water, water systems, fire protection services, or fire protection facilities in the state; and such words shall include the chief, assistant chief, wardens, engineers, captains, firemen, and all other officers and employees of such departments who actually engage in fire fighting or in rendering first aid in case of drownings or asphyxiation at the scene of action. See Alabama Code 32-6-270
  • firm: Any partnership, association or other unincorporated business organization. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • IMMEDIATE CONTAINER: Any consumer package or any other container in which meat food products or poultry food products, not consumer packaged, are packed. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • inspector: An employee or official of the State of Alabama authorized by the commissioner or any employee or official of the government of any county or other governmental subdivision of this state authorized by the commissioner to perform any inspection functions under this chapter under an agreement between the commissioner and such governmental subdivision. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • INTRASTATE COMMERCE: Commerce within this state. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • INVESTMENT ADVISER: Any person, who, for compensation, engages in the business of advising others, either directly or through publications or writings, as to the value of securities or as to the advisability of investing in, purchasing, or selling securities, or who, for compensation and as a part of a regular business, issues or promulgates analyses or reports concerning securities. See Alabama Code 32-6-155.1
  • INVESTMENT ADVISER REPRESENTATIVE: Any partner, officer, director of (or a person occupying a similar status or performing similar functions) or other individual employed by or associated with an investment adviser, except clerical or ministerial personnel, who:

    a. See Alabama Code 32-6-155.1

  • issuer: A person who places, or authorizes the placing of, his name on a security other than as a transfer agent to evidence that it represents a share, participation, or other interest in his property or in an enterprise or to evidence his duty to perform an obligation evidenced by the security or who becomes responsible for or in place of any such person. See Alabama Code 32-6-255
  • juries: include courts or judges in all cases when a jury trial is waived, or when the court or judge is authorized to ascertain and determine the facts as well as the law. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • label: A display of written, printed or graphic material upon the immediate container (not including package liners) of any article. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • labeling: All labels and other written, printed or graphic matter upon any article or any of its containers or wrappers or accompanying such article. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • MEAT BROKER: Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of buying or selling carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat or meat food products of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules or other equines or poultry on commission or otherwise negotiating purchases or sales of such articles other than for his own account or as an employee of another person, firm or corporation. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • MEAT FOOD PRODUCT: Any product capable of use as human food which is made wholly or in part from any meat or other portion of the carcass of any cattle, sheep, swine, goats or poultry, excepting products which contain meat or other portions of such carcasses only in a relatively small proportion or historically have not been considered by consumers as products of the meat food industry and which are exempted from definition as a meat food product by the commissioner under such conditions as he may prescribe to assure that the meat or other portions of such carcasses contained in such product are not adulterated and that such products are not represented as meat food products. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • misbranded: Any carcass, part thereof, meat or meat food product or poultry or poultry food product is misbranded under one or more of the following circumstances:

    a. See Alabama Code 32-6-190

  • MOTOR VEHICLE: Every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails, except for electric personal assistive mobility devices. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • motorcycle: Every motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a tractor. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • officer: A president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, comptroller, or any other person performing similar functions with respect to any organization whether incorporated or unincorporated. See Alabama Code 32-6-155.1
  • OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE: Any certificate prescribed by regulations of the commissioner for issuance by an inspector or other person performing official functions under this chapter. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • OFFICIAL DEVICE: Any device prescribed or authorized by the commissioner for use in applying any official mark. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • OFFICIAL ESTABLISHMENT: Any establishment as determined by the commissioner at which inspection of the slaughter of livestock or poultry or the preparation of meat food products or poultry food products is maintained under the authority of this chapter. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • OFFICIAL MARK: The official inspection legend or any other symbol prescribed by regulations of the commissioner to identify the status of any article or animal under this chapter. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • owner: A person, other than a lienholder, having the property in or title to a vehicle. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • person: Such term shall include a natural person, a corporation created under the laws of this or any other state, country, sovereignty, or political subdivision thereof, a partnership, an association, a joint-stock company, a trust, and any unincorporated organization. See Alabama Code 32-6-155.1
  • person: Such term includes a corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest or any other legal or commercial entity. See Alabama Code 32-6-255
  • person: Every natural person, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • poultry: Any live or slaughtered domesticated bird. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • POULTRY FOOD PRODUCT: Any poultry carcass or any part thereof or any product capable of use as human food which is made wholly or in part from any meat or other portion of the carcass of poultry, excepting products which contain meat or other portions of such carcasses only in a relatively small proportion or historically have not been considered by consumers as products of the poultry food industry and which are exempted from definition as a poultry food product by the commissioner under such conditions as he may prescribe to assure that the meat or other portions of such carcasses contained in such product are not adulterated and that such products are not represented as poultry food products. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • prepared: Slaughtered, canned, salted, rendered, boned, cut up or otherwise manufactured or processed. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • registration: The registration certificate or certificates and registration plates issued under the laws of this state pertaining to the registration of vehicles. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • renderer: Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of rendering carcasses or parts or products of the carcasses of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules or other equines or poultry, except rendering conducted under inspection under this chapter. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • retired volunteer firefighter: includes a volunteer firefighter who is a resident of this state and who has retired from a volunteer fire department in another state and who otherwise meets the requirements of this subsection. See Alabama Code 32-6-270
  • security: Any note, stock, treasury stock, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest or participation in any profit-sharing agreement, collateral-trust certificate, preorganization certificate or subscription, transferable share, investment contract, voting-trust certificate, certificate of deposit for a security, certificate of interest or participation in an oil, gas, or mining title or lease or in payments out of production under such a title or lease, annuity contract unless issued by an insurance company, bankers' shares, trustees' shares, investment participating bonds, investment trust debentures, units, shares, bonds and certificates in, for, respecting, or based upon any form of securities or collateral, subscriptions and contracts covering or pertaining to the sale or purchase on the installment plan of any security as herein defined, or subscription or contracts covering or pertaining to the sale or purchase of beneficial interest in title to property, profits or earnings, or any right to subscribe to any of the foregoing, or any instrument of any kind commonly known as a security. See Alabama Code 32-6-155.1
  • security: Such term includes any note, stock, treasury stock, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness or certificate of interest or participation in an oil, gas, or mining title or lease or in payment out of production under such a title or lease, collateral trust certificate, transferable share, voting trust certificate, or, in general, any interest or instrument commonly known as a security or any certificate, interest or participation in any temporary or interim certificate, receipt or certificate of deposit for, or any warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase, any of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 32-6-255
  • sell: includes every contract of sale of, contract to sell, or disposition of a security or interest in a security for value. See Alabama Code 32-6-155.1
  • semitrailer: Every vehicle with or without motive power, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that some part of its weight and that of its load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • SHIPPING CONTAINER: Any container used or intended for use in packaging the product packed in an immediate container. See Alabama Code 32-6-190
  • state: Any state, territory, or possession of the United States, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. See Alabama Code 32-6-155.1
  • state: A state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a province of Canada. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • THIRD-PARTY: A person other than a bank, broker, transfer agent, or issuer who with respect to a security held by a minor effects a transaction otherwise than directly with the minor. See Alabama Code 32-6-255
  • traffic: Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars, and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • trailer: Every vehicle with or without motive power, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • TRANSFER AGENT: A person who acts as authenticating trustee, transfer agent, registrar, or other agent for an issuer in the registration of transfers of securities in the issue of new securities or in the cancellation of surrendered securities. See Alabama Code 32-6-255
  • vehicle: Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks or electric personal assistive mobility devices; provided, that for the purposes of this title, a bicycle or a ridden animal shall be deemed a vehicle, except those provisions of this title, which by their very nature can have no application. See Alabama Code 16-36-23