PA 13-38—HB 6313

Environment Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING LOCALLY GROWN POULTRY IN CONNECTICUT FOOD MARKETS

SUMMARY: This act allows certain poultry processing facilities to sell poultry to retail food establishments (e. g. , grocery stores). These facilities are approved by law to sell food to household consumers, restaurants, hotels, and boarding houses. The facilities must (1) meet applicable criteria for federal Food Safety and Inspection Service exemptions and (2) pass state Department of Agriculture inspections.

Under the law, “poultry” means any species of domestic fowl, including chickens, turkeys, ostriches, emus, rheas, cassowaries, waterfowl, and game birds raised for food production, breeding, exhibition, or sale.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

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