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Chapter 942 | Garbage-fed Swine And Poultry

Section 942.01 | Garbage-fed swine and poultry definitions.

As used in sections 942.01 to 942.13 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Conveyance" means a vehicle, trailer, or compartment that is used to transport raw rendering material.

(B) "Garbage" means all waste material derived in whole or in part from the meat of any animal, including fish and poultry, or other animal material, and other refuse of any character that has been associated with such waste material resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, or consumption of food.

(C) "Person" means any individual, corporation, partnership, association, society, company, firm, or other legal entity.

(D) "Raw rendering material" has the same meaning as in section 953.21 of the Revised Code.

(E) "Treated garbage" means any edible garbage for consumption by swine that has been heated at boiling point while being agitated, except in steam cooking equipment, to ensure that the garbage is heated throughout for thirty minutes under the supervision of a person licensed pursuant to section 942.02 of the Revised Code.

Section 942.02 | License to feed treated garbage.

(A) No person shall feed on the person's premises, or permit the feeding of, treated garbage to swine without a license to do so issued by the department of agriculture.

(B) An application for a license to feed treated garbage shall be made in writing on a form prescribed by the director of agriculture.

(C) A license shall be renewed before the thirty-first day of December of each year, and an application for renewal shall be filed before the thirtieth day of November of each year.

(D) The fee for the license shall be one hundred dollars per annum. A late fee of fifty dollars shall be paid for each application that is received after the thirtieth day of November each year.

(E) All money collected under this section shall be credited to the animal and consumer protection laboratory fund created in section 901.43 of the Revised Code.

Section 942.03 | Refusal, suspension, revocation of license.

The director of agriculture may refuse to grant, or may suspend or revoke, a license for any violation of a provision of Chapter 942. of the Revised Code.

Section 942.04 | Prohibited conduct - certification of treatment.

(A) No person shall feed or permit the feeding of garbage to swine unless it is treated garbage and the person treating the garbage holds a valid license issued under section 942.02 of the Revised Code.

(B) If the treating process is not carried out on the premises where the garbage-fed swine are maintained, the person treating the garbage shall certify to the person feeding the treated garbage that it has been treated in accordance with this section.

(C) Both the person certifying to the effect that the garbage is treated and the person feeding the treated garbage are responsible for compliance with this section.

Section 942.05 | Permit and consignment for slaughter.

(A) Swine that have been fed treated garbage under this chapter shall be consigned for immediate slaughter to a recognized slaughtering establishment maintaining federal or state inspection.

(B) No person shall bring treated garbage-fed swine into this state without a special written permit to do so from the director of agriculture. Such swine shall be accompanied by the special permit and be consigned directly to a slaughtering establishment maintaining federal or state inspection.

Section 942.06 | Equipment - refuse.

(A) Equipment used for handling garbage, except for the containers in which the garbage is treated, and conveyances shall not subsequently be used in the feeding of swine unless first cleaned and disinfected in accordance with directions on the labels of one of the following disinfectants approved by the "Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act," 61 Stat. 163 (1947), 7 U.S.C.A. 136, as amended:

(1) A registered brand of sodium orthophenylphenate;

(2) A registered cresylic disinfectant, provided that the conditions set forth under 9 C.F.R. 71.10 and 77.11 are met;

(3) Disinfectants with tuberculocidal claims and labeled as efficacious against any species within the viral genus herpes.

(B) Treated or untreated garbage that is not fed to swine and materials associated with such garbage shall be disposed of in a manner consistent with all applicable federal and state laws and in an area inaccessible to the swine.

(C) All refuse resulting from feeding treated garbage to swine that is not fed to swine shall be disposed of in a manner so as to prevent the attraction of insects and rodents or the contamination of adjoining property.

(D) The premises, vehicles, and equipment used in the feeding of treated garbage to swine shall be subject to inspection by the department of agriculture during regular business hours. If the director of agriculture or the director's designee is denied access to any premises as authorized under this division, the director or the director's designee may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for a search warrant authorizing access to the requested premises. Upon receipt of an application for a search warrant, the court may issue a search warrant for the purposes requested.

(E)(1) The owner of the premises, vehicles, and equipment used in the feeding of treated garbage to swine and licensed pursuant to section 942.02 of the Revised Code shall be responsible for cleaning and disinfecting them with no expense to the department.

(2) The owner of a conveyance is responsible for cleaning and disinfecting the conveyance with no expense to the department.

Last updated April 19, 2022 at 3:57 PM

Section 942.07 | Maintenance of records.

Each person licensed under this chapter shall record the date of removal and the destination of all treated or untreated garbage removed from the premises owned or used by the licensee for the purposes of this chapter. Each licensee shall maintain legible and indelible records for one year from the date made, and shall provide the records to inspectors upon request. The licensee shall certify each entry in a record as correct by affixing his initials or signature or having an authorized agent or employee of the licensee affix his initials or signature.

Section 942.10 | Administrative rules.

(A) The director of agriculture may adopt, promulgate, and enforce rules and regulations to carry out Chapter 942. of the Revised Code.

(B) No person shall fail to comply with any regulation promulgated under division (A) of this section.

Section 942.11 | Fines paid into state treasury.

All fines collected under section 942.99 of the Revised Code shall be paid into the state treasury.

Section 942.12 | Prosecution proceedings.

The prosecuting attorney or city director of law to whom the director of agriculture reports any violation of sections 942.01 to 942.11 of the Revised Code shall institute prosecution proceedings in any court of record in whose jurisdiction the defendant resides, where his licensed place of business is located, or where the violation occurs.

Section 942.13 | Exceptions.

This chapter does not apply to either of the following:

(A) An individual who feeds garbage from the individual's household to the individual's own animals or an individual who only feeds bakery waste, candy waste, eggs, vegetables, or dairy products to swine;

(B) Rendered products. As used in this division, "rendered product" means raw rendering material that has been ground and heated to a minimum temperature of two hundred thirty degrees Fahrenheit to make products such as animal, poultry, or fish protein, grease, or tallow.

Section 942.99 | Penalty.

Whoever violates sections 942.01 to 942.11, inclusive, of the Revised Code, shall, upon conviction be sentenced to pay a fine of one hundred dollars for a first offense. For each subsequent violation, such person shall be fined two hundred dollars or imprisoned not less than ninety days nor more than six months, or both.