§4219.  Records required

A.  The following classes of persons, firms and corporations shall keep such records as will fully and correctly disclose all transactions involved in their businesses; and all persons, firms, and corporations subject to such requirements shall, at all reasonable times, upon notice by a duly authorized representative of the commissioner, afford such representative and any duly authorized representative of the secretary of agriculture of the United States accompanied by such representative of the commissioner, access to their places of business and opportunity to examine the facilities, inventory, and records thereof, to copy all such records and to take reasonable samples of their inventory upon payment of the fair market value thereof:

(1)  Any persons, firms, or corporations that engage, for intrastate commerce, in the business of slaughtering any cattle, sheep, poultry, swine, goats, horses, mules or other equines, or preparing, freezing, packaging or labeling any carcasses, or parts or products of carcasses, of any such animals; for use as human food or animal food;

(2)  Any persons, firms or corporations that engage in the business of buying or selling as meat brokers, wholesalers or otherwise, or transporting, in intrastate commerce, or storing in or for such commerce, any carcasses, or parts or products of carcasses, of any such animals;

(3)  Any persons, firms or corporations that engage in business, in or for intrastate commerce, as renderers, or engage in the business of buying, selling, or transporting, in commerce, any dead, dying, disabled or diseased cattle, sheep, poultry, swine, goats, horses, mules or other equines, or parts of the carcasses of any such animals that died otherwise than by slaughter.

B.  Any record required to be maintained by this section shall be maintained for such period of time as the commissioner may, by regulations, prescribe.

Acts 1968, No. 376, §17.  Amended by Acts 1970, No. 615, §1; Acts 1985, No. 73, §1.