§ 21-13-4. Regulations.
(a) The director of health is authorized to adopt regulations relating to the premises, facilities, materials used, and procedures followed at places where poultry for human consumption is slaughtered, eviscerated, or processed or where poultry products for human consumption are prepared, insofar as the regulations relate to the health and protection of the public.
(b) The director, for the health and protection of the public, is authorized to make ante-mortem inspections of poultry and to quarantine, or segregate, or re-inspect poultry or poultry products at any places where poultry is slaughtered, eviscerated, or processed or poultry products are prepared. The director, for the health and protection of the public, is authorized to condemn and render inedible diseased or unwholesome poultry or poultry products and to retain poultry or poultry products pending their further examination. The director is authorized to adopt regulations dealing with the identification of poultry and the marketing and labeling of poultry products or their containers, essential to the proper administration of this chapter.
(P.L. 1956, ch. 3804, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 21-13-4; P.L. 1963, ch. 74, § 1; P.L. 1970, ch. 220, § 1.)