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Title 6 : Agriculture


(Cite as: 6 V.S.A. § 3314)
  • § 3314. Detention

    When any livestock product or poultry product or any product exempted from the definition of a livestock product and from the definition of a poultry product, or any dead, dying, disabled, or diseased livestock or poultry, is found by any authorized representative of the Secretary upon premises where it is held for purposes of, or during or after distribution in, intrastate commerce, or is otherwise subject to the chapter, and there is reason to believe that any product is adulterated or misbranded and is capable of use as human food, or that it has not been inspected, in violation of the provisions of this chapter or of the Federal Meat Inspection Act or the Federal Poultry Products Inspection Act or the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, or that the product or animal has been or is intended to be, distributed in violation of any of these provisions, it may be detained by a representative for a period not to exceed 30 days, pending action under section 3315 of this title or notification of any federal authorities having jurisdiction over the product or animal. The product or animal shall not be moved by any person from the place at which it is located when detained, until released by the representative. All official marks may be required by the representative to be removed from the product or animal before it is released unless it appears to the satisfaction of the Secretary or his or her designee that the product or animal is eligible to retain the marks. (Added 1985, No. 226 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. June 2, 1986; amended 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003.)