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65-6a58. Same; liability of producer where livestock inspected under federal law. (a) As used in this section, for livestock prepared in Kansas in accordance with the federal meat inspection act, 21 U.S.C.A. § 601 et seq.: (1) "Producer" means any person engaged in the business of breeding, grazing, maintenance or feeding of livestock.

(2) "Livestock" means cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules or other equines.

(3) "Meat food product" and "prepared" shall have the meanings ascribed thereto by 21 U.S.C.A. § 601(j) et seq.

(4) "Person" shall have the meaning ascribed thereto by K.S.A. 65-6a18, and amendments thereto.

(b) In an action arising as a result of consumption of a meat food product against a producer of livestock there shall be a rebuttable presumption that the producer of livestock met the standard of ordinary care in the production of the livestock in question, if the livestock in question was inspected and passed in accordance with the provisions of 21 U.S.C.A. § 601 et seq.

(c) In no event shall a producer of livestock in an action arising as a result of consumption of a meat food product be held to a standard higher than that of ordinary care if the livestock had been inspected and passed in accordance with the provisions of 21 U.S.C.A. § 601 et seq.

History: L. 2004, ch. 116, § 3; July 1.


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