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West's Florida Statutes Annotated. Title XXXIII. Regulation of Trade, Commerce, Investments, and Solicitations (Chapters 494-560). Chapter 500. Food Products. 500.451. Horse meat; offenses

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Citation: West's F. S. A. 500.451

Citation: FL ST 500.451


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 11/2013

Summary:   This Florida makes it unlawful for any person to sell in the markets of this state horse meat for human consumption unless the horse meat is clearly stamped, marked, and described as horse meat for human consumption or to knowingly transport, distribute, sell, purchase, or possess horse meat for human consumption that is not clearly stamped, marked, and described as horse meat for human consumption or horse meat that is not acquired from a licensed slaughterhouse.


Statute in Full:

(1) It is unlawful for any person to:

(a) Sell in the markets of this state horse meat for human consumption unless the horse meat is clearly stamped, marked, and described as horse meat for human consumption.

(b) Knowingly transport, distribute, sell, purchase, or possess horse meat for human consumption that is not clearly stamped, marked, and described as horse meat for human consumption or horse meat that is not acquired from a licensed slaughterhouse.

(2) A person that violates this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, except that any person who commits a violation of this section shall be sentenced to a minimum mandatory fine of $3,500 and a minimum mandatory period of incarceration of 1 year.

(3) In addition to any penalties provided in subsection (2), any license of any restaurant, store, or other business may be suspended as provided in the applicable licensing law upon conviction of an owner or employee of that business for a violation of this section in connection with that business.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1943, c. 21986, §§ 1, 2; Laws 1949, c. 25035, § 11; Laws 1971, c. 71-136, § 454; Fla.St.1981, § 500.33; Laws 1982, c. 82-225, § 19; Laws 1994, c. 94-180, § 27. Amended by Laws 2010, c. 2010-87, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2010.

 



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