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PDFWAC 16-170-020


(1) In addition to the definitions contained in this section, definitions found in chapters 69.07 and 15.130 RCW, chapter 246-215 WAC and Title 21 C.F.R. may apply.
(2) For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:
"Adequate" means that which is needed to accomplish the intended purpose in keeping with good public health practices.
"Agricultural producer" means a person or persons who raise poultry and who slaughter and sell one thousand or fewer whole raw poultry from their farm directly to the ultimate consumer.
"Authorized person" means a person or persons who work with the agricultural producer in the preparation and slaughter of poultry under this chapter.
"Department" means the Washington state department of agriculture (WSDA).
"Director" means the director of the WSDA.
"Potable water" means water that is in compliance with chapter 16-165 WAC and with the Washington state department of health's drinking water quality standards in chapters 246-290 and 246-291 WAC.
"Poultry" means domesticated fowl that is valued for its meat or eggs such as chickens, turkeys, ducks or geese.
"Sanitize" means to adequately treat poultry slaughtering, preparation and sale surfaces by a process that is effective in destroying vegetative cells of microorganisms of public health significance, and in substantially reducing numbers of other undesirable microorganisms, but without adversely affecting the whole raw poultry or its safety for the consumer.
"Special permit" means a permit to slaughter poultry issued under RCW 69.07.103. The permit expires on December 31st and is issued for either one or two years as requested by the permit applicant.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.30.120, 69.07.020, 69.10.055, and 16.49.025. WSR 20-17-020, § 16-170-020, filed 8/6/20, effective 9/6/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 69.07.103, chapters 69.07 and 34.05 RCW, and 2009 c 114. WSR 09-16-035, § 16-170-020, filed 7/28/09, effective 8/28/09. Statutory Authority: 2003 c 397 and chapters 69.07 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 04-08-062, § 16-170-020, filed 4/5/04, effective 5/6/04.]
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