Sections
Article 1 Slaughter of Animals 3-2001 – 3-2017
Article 2 State Meat Inspection 3-2041 – 3-2058
Article 3 Sale of Meat 3-2081 – 3-2098
Article 4 Horsemeat 3-2121 – 3-2132
Article 5 Poultry 3-2151 – 3-2169

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 3 > Chapter 13

  • Absconder: means a probationer who has moved from the probationer's primary residence without permission of the probation officer, who cannot be located within ninety days of the previous contact and against whom a petition to revoke has been filed in the superior court alleging that the probationer's whereabouts are unknown. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • accomplice: means a person, other than a peace officer acting in his official capacity within the scope of his authority and in the line of duty, who with the intent to promote or facilitate the commission of an offense:

    1. See Arizona Laws 3-2013

  • Affected commodity: means the specific citrus, fruit or vegetable that is regulated pursuant to article 2 or 4 of this chapter and that is subject to the marketing agreement or order or the proposed marketing agreement or order. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Affected person: means a producer or shipper of an affected commodity. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • agreement: means an agreement that is developed by producers or shippers of the affected commodity and that is entered into by the director pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Animal food manufacturer: means any person engaged in the business of manufacturing or processing animal food derived wholly or in part from carcasses or parts or products of the carcasses of poultry. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Arizona inspected and passed: means the carcasses and parts of carcasses have been inspected, stamped and passed in slaughtering establishments with state meat inspection service, and the carcasses and parts of carcasses used by such a slaughtering establishment or by a meat processor have been re-inspected and the operations in the preparation of meat and meat food products have been approved in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Associate director: means the associate director of the division. See Arizona Laws 3-361
  • Associate director: means the associate director of the division. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Broker: means a person engaged in the business of buying or selling carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat or meat food products of livestock on commission or otherwise negotiating purchases or sales of such articles other than for his own account or as an employee of another person. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Carcass: means all parts, including viscera, of a slaughtered animal that are capable of being used for human food. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Chief veterinary meat inspector: means a qualified licensed veterinarian appointed by the director to supervise the state meat inspection service for the state and to carry out the provisions of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • commission: means the marketing commission established under section 3-413. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Condemned: means the carcass, the viscera, parts of carcasses, meat, meat by-product or meat food products, so marked or identified, is unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome or otherwise unfit for human food, or an animal which has been inspected and found to be in a dying condition or affected with any other condition or disease that would require condemnation of its carcass. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Criminal negligence: means , with respect to a result or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person fails to perceive a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the result will occur or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Criminal street gang: means an ongoing formal or informal association of persons in which members or associates individually or collectively engage in the commission, attempted commission, facilitation or solicitation of any felony act and that has at least one individual who is a criminal street gang member. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Criminal street gang member: means an individual to whom at least two of the following seven criteria that indicate criminal street gang membership apply:

    (a) Self-proclamation. See Arizona Laws 3-1703

  • Culpable mental state: means intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or with criminal negligence as those terms are defined in this paragraph:

    (a) "Intentionally" or "with the intent to" means, with respect to a result or to conduct described by a statute defining an offense, that a person's objective is to cause that result or to engage in that conduct. See Arizona Laws 3-1703

  • Dangerous offense: means an offense involving the discharge, use or threatening exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or the intentional or knowing infliction of serious physical injury on another person. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • De minimis violation: means a violation which, although undesirable, has no direct or immediate relationship to safety, health or property damage. See Arizona Laws 3-361
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Distributor: means a person, firm or corporation that is engaged in the business of receiving carcasses, meat, meat food products, meat by-products, poultry or poultry products from state or federally inspected establishments and storing and distributing properly identified products to commercial outlets, processors or individuals and that conducts no processing. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Division: means the environmental services division of the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-361
  • Division: means the animal services division of the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • establishment: means a house or place in which horses, asses, mules or burros are slaughtered, packed or processed. See Arizona Laws 3-2121
  • Establishment: means a mobile or stationary building, plant, vehicle or structure where meat or meat food products are slaughtered or processed or offered for sale. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Exempt slaughterer: means a person engaged for compensation in this state in the business of slaughtering or dressing animals for human consumption which are not to be sold or offered for sale. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Federal poultry products inspection act: means the act so entitled approved August 28, 1957 (71 Stat. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Historical prior felony conviction: means :

    (a) Any prior felony conviction for which the offense of conviction either:

    (i) Mandated a term of imprisonment except for a violation of chapter 34 of this title involving a drug below the threshold amount. See Arizona Laws 3-1703

  • Horse: includes horse, ass, mule and burro. See Arizona Laws 3-2121
  • Horsemeat: means meat from a horse, ass, mule or burro, or any product derived wholly or partially from such animal. See Arizona Laws 3-2121
  • Human smuggling organization: means an ongoing formal or informal association of persons in which members or associates individually or collectively engage in the smuggling of human beings. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Inspector: includes chief veterinary meat inspector, veterinary meat inspector, lay meat inspector, livestock officer or any other employee appointed by the associate director, with the approval of the director, to carry out the purposes of this chapter, the livestock laws and rules adopted thereunder. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Intoxication: means any mental or physical incapacity resulting from use of drugs, toxic vapors or intoxicating liquors. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Intrastate commerce: means commerce within this state. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Label: means a display of written, printed or graphic matter upon any article or the immediate container, not including package liners, of any article. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed or graphic matter upon any article or any of its containers or wrappers or accompanying such article. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Livestock officer: means a livestock officer employed by the department pursuant to section 3-1208. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Meat: means the edible part of the muscle of cattle, sheep, swine, goats or equines which is skeletal or which is found in the tongue, in the diaphragm, in the heart or in the esophagus, with or without the accompanying and overlying fat, and the portions of bone, skin, sinew, nerve and blood vessels which normally accompany the muscle tissue and which are not separated from it in the process of dressing. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Meat food product: means any article of food or any article intended for or capable of being used as human food which is derived or prepared, in whole or in substantial and definite part, from any portion of any cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules or other equines, except such articles as organotherapeutic substances, meat juice, meat extract, and the like, which are only for medicinal purposes and are advertised only to the medical profession. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Meat processor: means any person, including jobbers, wholesalers or slaughtering establishments, who changes meat or meat food products in any way by cutting, mixing, blending, canning, curing or otherwise preparing meat or meat food products for human consumption. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Meat wholesaler or jobber: means any person with an established place of business who buys meat or meat food products and offers them for resale, for sale to restaurants or for sale to the consuming public. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • negligently: import a want of such attention to the nature or probable consequence of the act or omission as a prudent man ordinarily bestows in acting in his own concerns. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Nonserious violation: means a violation that may have had a direct or immediate relationship to safety, health or property damage, but which does not constitute a de minimis violation or a serious violation, unless the violator did not, and could not with the exercise of reasonable diligence, know of such safety, health or property damage risk in which case the violation is de minimis. See Arizona Laws 3-361
  • Official certificate: means any certificate prescribed by rule of the director for issuance by an inspector or other person performing official functions. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Official device: means any device prescribed or authorized by the director for use in applying any official mark. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Official establishment: means any establishment as determined by the division at which inspection of the slaughter of poultry or the processing of poultry products is maintained. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Official mark: means the official inspection legend or any other symbol prescribed by rule of the director to identify the status of any article or poultry. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • order: means an order that is developed by producers or shippers of the affected commodity and that is issued by the director pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Paraquat: means the pesticide dimethyl-dipyridinium dichloride. See Arizona Laws 3-361
  • Peddler: means any person without an established place of business who buys meat or meat food products and offers them for resale, for sale to restaurants or for sale to the consuming public. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other business unit. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Person: means any individual, firm, corporation, trust, association or partnership. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Pesticide: means any substance or mixture of substances intended to be used for defoliating plants or for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating insects, fungi, bacteria, weeds, rodents, predatory animals or any form of plant or animal life which is, or which the director may declare to be, a pest which may infest or be detrimental to vegetation, humans, animals or households or which may be present in any environment. See Arizona Laws 3-361
  • Pesticide use: means the sale, processing, storing, transporting, handling or applying of a pesticide and disposal of pesticide containers. See Arizona Laws 3-361
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Poultry: means any domesticated bird, whether live or dead, and includes chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guineas, ratites and squabs. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Poultry product: means any poultry carcass, or part thereof, or any product which is made wholly or in part from any poultry carcass or part thereof, excepting products which contain poultry ingredients 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 by the director from definition as a poultry product under such conditions as the director may prescribe to assure that the poultry ingredients in such products are not adulterated and that such products are not represented as poultry products. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Poultry products broker: means any person engaged in the business of buying or selling poultry products on commission or otherwise negotiating purchases or sales of such articles other than for the person's own account or as an employee of another person. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Preconviction custody: means the confinement of a person in a jail in this state or another state after the person is arrested for or charged with a felony offense. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • prior felony conviction: includes any offense committed outside the jurisdiction of this state that was punishable by that jurisdiction as a felony. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Processed: means slaughtered, canned, salted, stuffed, rendered, boned, cut up or otherwise manufactured or processed. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Producer: means a person that has a financial interest in producing or causing citrus, fruit or vegetable commodities to be produced for market in commercial quantities. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • public offense: means conduct for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment or of a fine is provided by any law of the state in which it occurred or by any law, regulation or ordinance of a political subdivision of that state and, if the act occurred in a state other than this state, it would be so punishable under the laws, regulations or ordinances of this state or of a political subdivision of this state if the act had occurred in this state. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Recklessly: means , with respect to a result or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware of and consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the result will occur or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Renderer: means any person engaged in the business of rendering carcasses or parts or products of the carcasses of poultry, except rendering conducted under inspection or exemption under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Restaurant: means any person who cooks or otherwise prepares and serves meat or meat food products for consumption by the ultimate consumer. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Serious physical injury: includes physical injury that creates a reasonable risk of death, or that causes serious and permanent disfigurement, serious impairment of health or loss or protracted impairment of the function of any bodily organ or limb. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Serious violation: means a violation of this article or a rule adopted under this article which produces a substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result, unless the violator did not, and could not with the exercise of reasonable diligence, know of such safety or human health risk, in which case the violation is nonserious. See Arizona Laws 3-361
  • Shipper: means a person that engages in shipping, transporting, selling or marketing citrus, fruits or vegetables under the shipper's own registered trademark or label or a person that first markets the fruits or vegetables for the producer. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Slaughter: means to kill cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules or other equines and to prepare the carcasses or parts of carcasses for human consumption. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Slaughterer: means any person who slaughters cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules or other equines in a slaughtering establishment and prepares the carcasses or parts of carcasses for human consumption. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • State meat inspection service: means the meat inspection provided in sections 3-2041 through 3-2047 and sections 3-2049, 3-2051 and 3-2052, providing approved slaughtering plants with inspectors during all periods of slaughter to conduct antemortem and postmortem inspections of all cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules or other equines slaughtered. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Veterinary meat inspector: means a qualified licensed veterinarian appointed by the associate director, with the director's approval, to work under the direction of the chief veterinary meat inspector. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Volume: means cartons or the equivalent weight of Arizona-grown products marketed in the preceding marketing season. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Voluntary act: means a bodily movement performed consciously and as a result of effort and determination. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Voluntary intoxication: means intoxication caused by the knowing use of drugs, toxic vapors or intoxicating liquors by a person, the tendency of which to cause intoxication the person knows or ought to know, unless the person introduces them pursuant to medical advice or under such duress as would afford a defense to an offense. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Written assent: means a signed statement of an affected person consenting to the terms of a marketing order. See Arizona Laws 3-401