901:2-1-02 Amended definitions.

9 C.F.R. parts 300 and 301 - definitions are modified as follows:

(A) 9 C.F.R. part 300.1 delete existing language and insert:

"This part describes the duties and organization of the Division of Meat Inspection, an agency of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. It also includes rules on the access of government employees to regulated places of business."

(B) 9 C.F.R. part 300.2(a) delete existing language and insert:

"the Director of Agriculture has delegated to the Chief of the Division of Meat Inspection, the responsibility for exercising the functions of the Director of Agriculture under various statutes."

(C) 9 C.F.R. part 300.3(a) delete existing language and insert: "The organization of the division of meat inspection reflects the agency's primary regulatory responsibilities: implementation of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) as adopted by reference, amended and modified. The division of meat inspection implements the inspection provisions of the FMIA and PPIA through its field structure."

(D) 9 C.F.R. part 300.3(b) delete existing language and insert: "The central office is composed of a division chief, assistant chief, two agriculture managers, an administrative assistant and a secretary. The assistant chief supervises the regional veterinarians. There are program offices located in eight districts. Supervised at the direction of agriculture managers are meat inspection supervisors. Each district has a team of meat inspectors that perform inspection activities in licensed establishments to which they are assigned. These meat and poultry inspectors report to both the regional veterinarians and the meat inspection supervisors."

(E) 9 C.F.R. part 300.4 - Administrator. Delete existing language and insert:

"Administrator means the administrator of the Ohio Department of Agriculture or any other officer or employee of the Department to whom authority has been or may be in the future be delegated to act in his or her stead."

(F) 9 C.F.R. part 300.4 - Circuit supervisor. Delete existing language and insert:

"District Supervisor means the official of the Inspection Service who is assigned responsibility for supervising the conduct of inspection at a specific group of official establishments."

(G) 9 C.F.R. part 300.4 - The department - insert the following language:

"The Department. The 'Ohio department of agriculture' shall be used in place of the term 'United States department of agriculture'."

(H) 9 C.F.R. 300.4 - insert the following language:

"'Division of meat and poultry inspection' shall be used throughout in place of the term 'food safety inspection service'."

(I) 9 C.F.R. part 301: section 301.2. Delete existing language and insert:

"(a) 'The act' means the Federal meat inspection act, as amended, (34 Stat. 1260, as amended, 81 Stat. 584, 84 Stat. 438, 92 Stat. 1069, 21 Stat. U.S.C., Sec. 601 et seq.), and sections 918.01 to 918.99 of the Revised Code, rules 901:2-1-01 to 901:2-3-04 and 901:2-6-01 to 901:2-7-01 of the Administrative Code."

(J) Volunteer means an individual who has agreed (free of charge) to assist, without compensation, a non-profit entity, corporation, and/or association, a political subdivision, school, or any other state or government agency acting as a caterer or central kitchen as those entities are defined in Title 9 CFR, Part 303.1(d)(2)(iv)(b) and (c) as adopted by paragraph (A) of rule 901:2-1-01 of the Administrative Code. The caterer or central kitchen shall exercise direct supervision of the volunteers and then training as that term is described in rule 3717-1-02.4 of the Administrative Code.

Training for the purpose of volunteer definition as stated in this rule is instruction provided by caterer or central kitchen in the area of food safety as it relates to their assigned duties, effective and proper hand cleaning, proper cooking techniques, proper methods to rapidly cool potentially hazardous food, proper procedures to sanitize multiuse equipment and utensils before use, and methods to prevent cross-contamination of "ready-to-eat" foods with bare hands.

(K) "'Ohio' shall be used throughout in place of the term 'United States'."

Effective: 12/29/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/11/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 918.04
Rule Amplifies: 918.04 - 918.11
Prior Effective Dates: 12-21-76; 2-2-00 (Emer.); 5-1-00; 3-1-03, 2/11/2010, 2/3/2011