(a) It is an offense for a person to adulterate any food product or liquid that is manufactured, marketed, grown, or produced for human consumption or any pharmaceutical product that is designed, marketed, or prescribed for the diagnosis or treatment of a disease or medical condition by placing in, mixing with, or adding to the product or liquid, any object, liquid, powder or other substance with the intent to cause bodily injury, serious bodily injury or death to a user of the product or liquid.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 39-17-107. Adulteration of food, liquids, or pharmaceuticals

  • Bodily injury: includes a cut, abrasion, bruise, burn or disfigurement, and physical pain or temporary illness or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty. See
  • Person: includes the singular and the plural and means and includes any individual, firm, partnership, copartnership, association, corporation, governmental subdivision or agency, or other organization or other legal entity, or any agent or servant thereof. See
  • Serious bodily injury: means bodily injury that involves:

    (A) A substantial risk of death. See

(b) A violation of this section where the person intends to cause bodily injury is a Class C felony. A violation of this section where the person intends to cause serious bodily injury or death is a Class B felony.

[Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1.]