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[82 STAT. 792]
[82 STAT. 792]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

792 71 Stat. 4 4 1.

Definitions.

"Adulterated.

PUBLIC LAW 90-492-AUG. 18, 1968

[82 STAT.

SEC. O. Section 3 of said Act (21 U.S.C. 452) is hereby amended to read: "SEC. 8. I t is hereby declared to be the policy of the Congress to provide for the inspection of poultry and poultry products and otherwise regulate the processing and distribution of such articles as hereinafter prescribed to prevent the movement or sale in interstate or foreign commerce of, or the burdening of such commerce by, poultry products which are adulterated or misbranded. I t is the intent of Congress that when poultry and poultry products are condemned because of disease, the reason for condemnation in such instances shall be supported by scientific fact, information, or criteria, and such condemnation under this Act shall be achieved through uniform inspection standards and uniform applications thereof." SEC. 4. Section 4 of said Act (21 U-S.C. 453) is hereby amended to read: "SEC. 4, For purposes of this Act— " (a) The term 'commerce' means commerce between any State, any territory, or the District of Columbia, and any place outside thereof; or within any territory not organized with a legislative body, or the District of Columbia. "(b) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, the term 'State' means any State of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. "(c) The term 'territory' means Guam, the Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, and any other territory or possession of the United States, excluding the Canal Zone. " (d) The term 'United States' means the States, the District of Columbia, and the territories of the United States. "(e) The term 'poultry* means any domesticated bird, whether live or dead. "(f) The term 'poultry product* means any poultry carcass, or part thereof; or any product which is made wholly or in part from any poultry carcass or part thereof, excepting products which contain poultry ingredients only in a relatively small proportion or historically have not been considered by consumers as products of the poultry food industry, and which are exempted by the Secretary from definition as a poultry product under such conditions as the Secretary may prescribe to assure that the poultry ingredients in such products are not adulterated and that such products are not represented as poultry products. " (g) The term 'adulterated' shall apply to any poultry product under one or more of the following circumstances: "(1) if it bears or contains any poisonous or deleterious substance which may render it injurious to health; but in case the substance is not an added substance, such article shall not be considered adulterated under this clause if the quantity of such substance in or on such article does not ordinarily render it injurious to health;