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65-6a31. Exceptions to inspection requirements; custom slaughtering. (a) The provisions of this act shall not apply:

(1) To the slaughtering by any person of animals of such person's own raising or to the preparing by the slaughterer or to the transporting in intrastate commerce of the carcasses, parts thereof, meat food products or poultry products of such animals exclusively for use or consumption by such person, members of such person's household, former members of such household or such person's nonpaying guests and employees;

(2) to any person operating a retail store or similar retail type business who prepares only inspected and passed carcasses, parts thereof, meat food products or poultry products for sale to consumers at retail in normal retail quantities; or prepares inspected carcasses, parts thereof, meat food products or poultry products, owned by the consumer and prepared for such consumer's consumption or the consumption of such consumer's household members, nonpaying guests and employees; or

(3) to any person operating a restaurant who prepares only inspected and passed carcasses, parts thereof, meat food products or poultry products for human consumption.

(b) (1) Only those provisions of this act relating to registration, humane slaughter and humane handling in connection with slaughter, sanitation and adulteration shall apply:

(A) To a person custom slaughtering livestock, domestic rabbits or poultry delivered by the owner thereof for such slaughter, including the custom preparation by such slaughterer and the transportation in intrastate commerce of the carcasses, parts thereof, meat food products or poultry products of such animals exclusively for use or consumption by the owner, the members of the owner's household or the owner's nonpaying guests and employees; or

(B) to the custom preparation by any person, firm or corporation of carcasses, parts thereof, meat or meat food products, derived from the slaughter by any person of livestock of such person's own raising, or from game animals which are delivered by the owner thereof for such custom preparation and transportation in intrastate commerce of such custom prepared articles, exclusively for use in the household of the owner by the owner and the members of the owner's household and the owner's nonpaying guests and employees.

(2) In cases where such person, firm or corporation engages in such custom operations at an establishment at which inspection under the Kansas meat and poultry inspection act is maintained, the secretary may exempt from such inspection at such establishment any animals slaughtered or any meat or meat food products otherwise prepared on such custom basis, except that custom operations at any establishment shall be exempt from inspection requirements as provided by this section only if the establishment complies with rules and regulations adopted by the secretary to assure that any carcasses, parts thereof, meat or meat food products wherever handled on a custom basis, or any containers or packages containing such articles, are separated at all times from carcasses, parts thereof, meat or meat food products prepared for sale and that all such articles prepared on a custom basis, or any containers or packages containing such articles, are plainly marked "not for sale" immediately after being prepared and kept so identified until delivered to the owner and that the establishment conducting the custom operation is maintained and operated in a sanitary manner.

(c) Only those provisions of this act relating to sanitation and adulteration shall apply to a person operating a food locker plant who: (1) Prepares meat, meat food products, poultry or poultry products which have been inspected and passed and which are being prepared and sold in normal retail quantities; or (2) prepares such meat, meat products, poultry or poultry products for the owner thereof.

(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any carcasses, parts thereof, meat, or meat products prepared on a custom basis, or any containers or packages containing such articles, shall be plainly marked "Not for Sale" immediately after being prepared and kept so identified until delivered to the owner.

History: L. 1969, ch. 296, § 14; L. 1970, ch. 251, § 1; L. 1971, ch. 207, § 1; L. 1976, ch. 268, § 1; L. 1985, ch. 211, § 10; L. 2004, ch. 101, § 96; L. 2012, ch. 145, § 30; July 1.


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