Rule 12:68:09:19 Pet food processing requirements.
12:68:09:19. Pet food processing requirements. Pet food
must be processed as follows:
(1) All processing of
animal carcasses into pet food must be accomplished in a plant as described in
(2) Carcasses presented to
the veterinarian for inspection must have the lungs, heart, liver, and kidneys
attached. Prior to inspection, such carcasses must be held in a chill room at a
temperature of 40-50°
F to prevent decomposition;
(3) Carcasses which show
evidence of a communicable disease such as anthrax or rabies, toxic material,
or decomposition must be condemned by the veterinarian and identified by
slashing and denaturing with charcoal. Condemned carcasses must be held in a
room or area separate from the processing area and removed from the plant
within 72 hours for processing by rendering only. Condemned carcasses or parts
may only be transported in licensed vehicles that comply with
(4) Carcasses passed for
use in pet food must be identified, cut up, denatured, packaged, weighed,
labeled, stored, and transported in accordance with § 12:68:09:17; and
(5) The entire processing
area and equipment must be thoroughly cleaned by hot water, 185° F, or steam at
the end of each working day.
12 SDR 190, effective June 1, 1986; 18 SDR 55, effective September 23, 1991.
Authority: SDCL 40-17-9.1.
Implemented: SDCL 40-17-9.1.
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