Full Statute Name:  Maine Revised Statutes Annotated. Title 22. Health and Welfare. Subtitle 2. Health. Part 5. Foods and Drugs. Chapter 551. Pure Foods and Drugs Generally. Subchapter 1. Foods. § 2163. Sale of horsemeat prohibited

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Primary Citation:  22 M.R.S.A. § 2163 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2021 Alternate Citation:  ME ST T. 22 § 2163 Date Adopted:  1954 Historical: 
Summary: This Maine statute provides that a person, firm, corporation or officer, agent or employee thereof within the State may not transport, receive for transportation, sell or offer for sale or distribution any equine meat or food products thereof or serve, expose or offer for sale or distribution, either in any public place or elsewhere, any equine meat or products containing equine meat.

A person, firm, corporation or officer, agent or employee thereof within the State may not transport, receive for transportation, sell or offer for sale or distribution any equine meat or food products thereof or serve, expose or offer for sale or distribution, either in any public place or elsewhere, any equine meat or products containing equine meat.

The Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry shall by adequate inspection see that the requirements of this section are carried out.

A person, firm or corporation that violates any of the provisions of this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of not more than $100 for the first offense and a fine of not more than $200 for each subsequent offense must be adjudged, and the District and Superior Courts have concurrent jurisdiction of the offense.

Credits
R.S.1954, c. 32, § 255; 1963, c. 402, § 65; 1979, c. 731, § 19; 2021, c. 64, § 2, eff. Oct. 18, 2021.

 

 

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