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House Bill No. 5586

Public Act No. 05-164

AN ACT CONCERNING CUSTOM SLAUGHTERHOUSES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2005) (a) The Commissioner of Agriculture shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, regarding custom slaughter facilities in which livestock intended for food are slaughtered for, and returned to, the owner of such animal for personal consumption. Such regulations shall include (1) sanitation standards for custom slaughter facilities and other appurtenances used in the slaughter of animals, dressing and cleaning of carcasses, holding and handling of carcasses and holding of animals for custom slaughter, and (2) health requirements for animals for slaughter.

(b) The regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to slaughter facilities licensed and inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture, pursuant to the federal Meat Inspection Act or the federal Poultry Products Inspection Act.

Approved July 1, 2005