DAR File No. 39774
This rule was published in the October 15, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 20) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Agriculture and Food, Animal Industry
Record Keeping and Carcass Identification at Meat Exempt (Custom Cut) Establishments
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 39774
Filed: 09/29/2015 07:43:03 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of the rule is to ensure that proper records are being kept by meat processing establishments to ensure the safety of the meat for the consumer. The changes in the rule are to clarify who is subject to the rule and the proper method for record keeping.
Summary of the rule or change:
The changes made to the rule clarify that any meat establishment engaged in slaughter by owners must follow the record keeping and identification methods as proscribed by the rule. Further the rule clarifies the proper manner to identify the carcass.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Title 32, Chapter 7
- Subsection 4-2-2(i)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
Nothing in the proposed rule would require the department to incur any additional costs, nor is there a cost savings. The department already engages in the inspection of such facilities and the rule only clarifies the requirements.
There is no local government component to this rule. The enforcement and compliance with this rule have no effect on local entities.
The rule merely clarifies the proper method for identifying carcasses and keeping records, this is not a new requirement on businesses. Businesses engaged in this practice will not be facing new requirements.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
The changes to this rule only clarify the existing rule; the changes will not require additional cost or savings to any entity.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There is no new compliance costs associated with this rule; the rule merely clarifies proper record keeping and identification procedures.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
The changes to this rule will clarify the record keeping and carcass identification processes for meat establishments. The requirements are already in places and the changes will add no additional cost to the business engaged in the practices.
LuAnn Adams, Commissioner
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Agriculture and Food
350 N REDWOOD RD
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3034
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Kathleen Mathews at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7103, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
- Cody James at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7166, by FAX at 801-538-7169, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scott Ericson at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7102, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
LuAnn Adams, Commissioner
R58. Agriculture and Food, Animal Industry.
R58-12. Record Keeping and Carcass Identification at Meat Exempt (Custom Cut) Establishments.
Promulgated Under Authority of Section 4-32-7.
Accurate records of each animal
slaughtered by its owner which enters a
exempt (custom cut) ]establishment
must be kept on approved
[ Department cards]. These records shall
A. The date,
B. The owner's name, address and telephone number,
C. Name and address of [
Kind] of animal.
R58-12-3. Carcass Slaughtered at Home.
Upon receiving an animal which was
slaughtered by its owner into [
an exempt] establishment, the proprietor, manager or employee of
the exempt establishment shall:
A. See that the appropriate Department [
cards] and tags are filled out:
1. One [
card] shall be sent into the
Department. (These [ cards] must be sent in by the 10th
of the month for owner slaughtered animals received during the
2. One [
card] shall remain in the [ exempt] establishment file for at least one year.
B. "Not for Sale" tags must be affixed to each quarter of the animal. Two of these tags shall be affixed to the achilles tendon of each of the rear quarters and the two others tags shall be affixed under the flexor tendons of the forearm of each of the forequarters.
C. A legible "Not for Sale" stamp with letters at least 3/8" in height shall be applied directly on each quarter of the carcass.
R58-12-4. Uninspected Carcass.
If an uninspected carcass is found in [
an exempt] establishment that has not been properly identified as
required above, or as outlined for Farm Custom Slaughtered
carcasses, the Commissioner of Agriculture and Food or [ his] representative shall embargo and hold the carcass
until proof of ownership has been determined.
KEY: food inspection
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
Notice of Continuation: August 12, 2015
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 4-32-7
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Kathleen Mathews at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7103, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; Cody James at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7166, by FAX at 801-538-7169, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com; Scott Ericson at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7102, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.