North Carolina General Statutes § 106-549.81 Definitions

For the purpose of this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:

(1)        "Animal" means any member of the animal kingdom except man.

(2)        "Animal feed" means any meat, grain, forage, or other food of any plant, animal or mineral origin, or any combination thereof, which is normally fed to any animal.

(3)        "Animal produce" means any product derived from any animal, whether suitable or not for human consumption.

(4)        "Biological residue" means any substance, including metabolites, remaining in or on any animal prior to or at the time of slaughter or in any of its tissues after slaughter, or in or on any animal product or animal feed, as the result of treatment with, or exposure, of the animal, animal product, or animal feed to any pesticide, hormone, hormone-like substance, growth promoter, antibiotic, anthelmintic, tranquilizer, or other therapeutic or prophylactic agent.

(5)        "Board" means the North Carolina Board of Agriculture.

(6)        "Commissioner" means the North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture or his authorized delegate.

(7)        "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, cooperative or other legal entity.

(8)        "State" means the State of North Carolina. (1971, c. 1183, s. 1.)

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