Arizona Revised Statutes § 3-2082 Brand Inspection Of Hides; Violation; Classification

3-2082. Brand inspection of hides; violation; classification

A. The meat of livestock shall not be possessed, sold, offered for sale, given or exchanged unless the whole hide of the animal has been inspected for marks and brands and the meat thereof stamped as provided in this section, unless such hide inspection and meat stamping is waived by the director.

B. The hide of the animal shall be inspected for brands and marks and the hide marked as provided by the associate director so that it may be identified. The meat of the carcass shall be stamped " brand inspected" upon the hind quarter, side, shoulder, neck and shank of both sides of the carcass with a stamp adopted and furnished by the division.

C. This section shall not apply to producers who slaughter livestock for the purpose of using the meat as food for themselves or their immediate family or employees, nor shall this section be construed to require that meat bearing a federal or state meat inspection stamp be stamped as provided in this section unless the possessor so desires.

D. A person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.

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