AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
LIVESTOCK AND MEAT INSPECTION
427:24 Retention of Adulterated or Misbranded Meat.
Whenever any carcass, part of a carcass, meat or meat food product of livestock or any product exempted from the definition of a meat food product or any dead, dying, disabled, or deceased livestock, are found by any authorized representative of the commissioner upon any premises where it is held for purposes of, or during or after, distribution in intrastate commerce, and there is reason to believe that any such article is adulterated or misbranded and is capable of use as human food, or that it has not been inspected, or that such article or animal has been, or is intended to be, distributed in violation of this subdivision:
I. It may be retained by such representative for a period not to exceed 20 days, pending action under RSA 427:25 or notification of any federal authorities having jurisdiction over such article or animal, and shall not be moved by any person, firm, or corporation from the place at which it is located when so detained, until released by such representative.
II. All official marks may be required by such representative to be removed from such article or animal before it is released unless it appears to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the article or animal is eligible to retain such marks.
Source. 1985, 72:1, eff. July 1, 1985. 2011, 130:6, eff. Aug. 5, 2011.