Ariz. Admin. Code § 3-2-206

Current through Register Vol. 28, No. 47, November 25, 2022
Section R3-2-206 - Purchase, Sale, Collection, Transportation, Disposition, and Use of Meat or Meat Food Products; Dead Animals; Animal Bone, Animal Fat, Animal Offal
A. A person shall not buy, sell, offer for sale, store, transport, receive, or collect any meat or meat food product except as provided in this subsection.
1. Any of the following meat or meat food products may be bought, sold, or offered for sale as animal food and may be stored, transported, received, or collected anywhere within the state:
a. Any meat or meat food product that is processed in an animal food manufacturing plant licensed by the Department;
b. Any meat or meat food product that comes from an animal that died by slaughter or is approved or passed for animal food by either state or federal meat inspectors;
c. Any meat or meat food product that is thoroughly cooked at a minimum temperature of 180º F for 30 minutes and is certified by a state or a federal meat inspector having jurisdiction at the place of processing.
2. A carcass with the hide, hair, or pelt still on the carcass may be bought, sold, offered for sale, collected and transported to or received by the following only:
a. A rendering or tallow plant;
b. A state or county diagnostic laboratory, a veterinarian's clinic, or crematory;
c. An animal food manufacturing plant;
d. A landfill regulated by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality;
e. An out-of-state landfill regulated by that state's landfill regulatory authority; or
f. A landfill located on a Native American reservation that is regulated by equivalent standards to those prescribed by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
3. Any meat or meat food product described in subsection (A)(1) or a carcass with the hide, hair, or pelt still on the carcass from an official state or federal slaughter establishment shall be denatured with a denaturant that will not leave a toxic residue and is removable when steam-distilled at atmospheric pressure.
4. Any meat or meat food product that has been condemned by state or federal meat inspectors shall be treated as provided in 9 CFR 314.3, which has been incorporated by reference in R3-2-202, and may be disposed of as provided in that rule or may be collected and transported to or received by a rendering or tallow plant or a state or county diagnostic laboratory or crematory.
B. A person engaged commercially in the collection or transportation of dead animal carcasses or inedible meat shall register with the Department as a dead animal hauler as prescribed in R3-2-203(B) and shall maintain and keep all records for the time required by R3-2-203(C).
C. A vehicle or other means of conveyance used to transport a dead animal carcass or inedible meat shall be:
1. Leak-proof,
2. Constructed of impervious materials that permit thorough cleaning and sanitizing,
3. Equipped to control insects and odors and prevent the spread of disease, and
4. Comply with the Department of Environmental Quality vehicle requirements prescribed in R18-13-310(A) and (B).
D. Except as provided in subsection (E), a dead animal carcass may be rendered or made into animal food only at a licensed rendering or animal food manufacturing plant as prescribed in A.R.S. § 3-2088 and this Article.
E. Dead animals diagnosed with anthrax or an animal disease foreign to the United States shall be handled as directed by the State Veterinarian.
F. Discarded animal bone, animal fat, and animal offal generated by a wholesale food manufacturer shall be transported to and received by only a:
1. Licensed rendering plant, or
2. Landfill, as prescribed in subsections (A)(2)(d), (A)(2)(e), and (A)(2)(f).

Ariz. Admin. Code § R3-2-206

Adopted effective August 19, 1983 (Supp. 83-4). Section R3-2-206 renumbered from Section R3-9-206 (Supp. 91-4). Amended effective July 13, 1995 (Supp. 95-3). Citation in subsection (B) corrected to R3-2-203(C) from R3-2-208(C) under R1-1-109(C) (Supp. 01-2). Amended by final rulemaking at 8 A.A.R. 3015, effective July 10, 2002 (Supp. 02-3).