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Slaughterhouses Regulation

Section 21 Examination and disposal of carcass, dressed carcass and offal

21(1) An authorized officer shall examine the carcass, or dressed carcass and offal of every food animal which is slaughtered in a licensed slaughterhouse or which is brought into a licensed slaughterhouse under section 12(2) and shall detain the carcass or the whole or part of the dressed carcass or offal if in his opinion it is unfit for human consumption.
21(2) An authorized officer may cause the carcass or the whole or part of the dressed carcass or offal detained under subsection (1) to be destroyed in such manner as he thinks fit.

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Section 22

Authorized officer to mark dressed carcass and offal fit for human consumption


22(1) An authorized officer who examines any dressed carcass or offal under section 21(1) shall, if he is satisfied that it is fit for human consumption, apply to it the appropriate mark specified in Schedule 5.
22(2) No person, other than an authorized officer in accordance with subsection (1), shall mark any dressed carcass or offal with a mark specified in Schedule 5.
22(3) No person shall mark any dressed carcass or offal with a mark so closely resembling a mark specified in Schedule 5 as to be likely to mislead.

 

Schedule 5

Marks to be applied to dressed carcasses and offal of slaughtered food animals


Parts to be marked

Details of mark

Diagram of mark

Dressed carcass

50 mm diameter.
Serial number in middle of stamp.

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Offal:

(i) liver
(ii) tongue (in case of bovine animals only)

30 mm diameter.

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Note : Please browse http://www.legislation.gov.hk/blis_export.nsf/home.htm for details of the food law in Chapter 132.

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