Full Statute Name:  Mississippi Code. Title 75. Regulation of Trade, Commerce and Investments. Chapter 35. Meat Inspection. Article 1. Inspection Requirements; Adulteration and Misbranding.

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Primary Citation:  Miss. Code Ann. § 75-35-21 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2014 Alternate Citation:  MS ST § 75-35-21 Date Adopted:  1968

This Mississippi statute, last amended in 2006, concerns prohibited acts in the sale, transportation, and slaughter of livestock, such as cattle, pigs, and horses. This statute prohibits the sale or transportation of any animal that is adulterated or misbranded, as well as any act that causes adulteration or misbranding of any animal. This statute also prohibits any slaughter that is not considered humane.

Statute Text: 

No person, firm, or corporation shall, with respect to any cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules, or other equine, or any carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat or meat food products of any such animals:

(a) Slaughter any such animals or prepare any such products which are capable of use as human food, at any establishment preparing such articles, except in compliance with the requirements of this chapter;

(b) Sell, transport, offer for sale or transportation, or receive for transportation, in intrastate commerce, (i) any such products which (1. ) are capable of use as human food, and (2.) are adulterated or misbranded at the time of such sale, transportation, offer for sale or transportation, or receipt for transportation;  or (ii) any items required to be inspected under this article unless they have been so inspected and passed;

(c) Do, with respect to any such items which are capable of use as human food, any act while they are being transported in intrastate commerce or held for sale after such transportation, which is intended to cause or has the effect of causing such items to be adulterated or misbranded;

(d) Slaughter or handle in connection with such slaughter any such animals in any manner not declared to be humane under Section 75-35-8.

Laws 1968, Ch. 245, § 10, eff. July 1, 1968. Amended by Laws 2006, Ch. 345, § 3, eff. July 1, 2006.

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