Register May 2013 No. 689
Chapter ATCP 55
MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS
Meat establishment license.
Slaughter and processing inspection; general.
Ante mortem inspection.
Post mortem inspection.
Slaughter and processing standards; general.
Custom slaughter and processing.
Mobile custom slaughter and processing.
Meat labels and formulas.
Meat brokers and meat distributors; registration.
Ch. ATCP 55 Note
Chapter ATCP 55 as it existed on March 31, 2002 was repealed and a new chapter ATCP 55 was created, Register March 2002 No. 555
, effective April 1, 2002.
Ch. ATCP 55 Note
Chapter Ag 47 as it existed on September 30, 1971 was repealed and a new ch. Ag 47 was created, Register, September, 1971, No. 189
, effective October 1, 1971; chapter Ag 47 was renumbered ch. ATCP 55 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, March, 1993, No. 447
Except as provided in sub. (2)
, this chapter applies to persons who slaughter food animals for human consumption, who submit food animals for slaughter for human consumption, or who process, store, transport, sell or distribute meat or meat food products for human consumption. This chapter applies to slaughter and processing establishments, mobile custom slaughterers and processors, food warehouses and locker plants, meat distributors and transporters, meat brokers, food retailers and central restaurant commissaries that engage in activities covered by this chapter.
This chapter does not apply to any of the following:
A restaurant, vending machine commissary or catering establishment licensed and inspected by the department of health services or its agent, provided that the following apply:
The establishment processes no meat other than state or federally inspected meat.
Meat processing is confined to the premises where the meat is served as part of a meal or, in the case of a vending machine commissary or catering establishment, to the premises where meals are prepared for catered service or vending machine service to individual consumers.
An individual slaughtering or transporting his or her own animals, or processing or transporting his or her own meat, for his or her own consumption. An individual's own consumption may include consumption by the individual's immediate family, immediate household and nonpaying guests.
ATCP 55.01 History
History: CR 01-042
: cr. Register March 2002 No. 555
, eff. 4-1-02; correction in (2) (a) (intro.) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6.
, Stats., Register April 2009 No. 640
In this chapter:
"Ante mortem inspection" means a pre-slaughter inspection of a live food animal.
"Captive game animals" means bison, white-tail deer and other animals of a normally wild type that are produced in captivity for slaughter and consumption. "Captive game animals" does not include farm-raised deer, ratites, captive game birds, fish, or animals kept solely for hunting purposes at a hunting preserve.
"Captive game birds" means birds of a normally wild type, such as pheasants, quail, wild turkeys, migratory wildfowl and exotic birds, that are produced in captivity for slaughter and consumption. "Captive game birds" does not include poultry, ratites, or birds kept solely for hunting purposes in a hunting preserve.
"Carcass" means all edible parts of a slaughtered animal, including edible viscera.
"Cooperative interstate shipment program" means the program under which an establishment licensed and inspected under this chapter and complying with applicable requirements in 9 CFR 321
, or applicable requirements of 9 CFR 381
, Subparts R and Z, is allowed to distribute and sell in interstate commerce meat or poultry products manufactured bearing the mark of inspection authorized under s. ATCP 55.06 (5) (j)
"Custom processing" means processing meat as a custom service for an individual who owns that meat, and who uses all the resulting meat or meat food products for his or her own consumption. An individual's own consumption may include consumption by the individual's immediate family, immediate household and nonpaying guests. "Custom processing" includes mobile custom processing.
ATCP 55.02 Note
Note: A provider of custom processing services does not "sell" the slaughtered food animal or the resulting meat, but merely provides a service to the meat owner.
"Custom slaughter" means slaughtering a food animal as a custom service for an individual who owns that animal, and who uses all the resulting meat or meat food products for his or her own consumption. An individual's own consumption may include consumption by the individual's immediate family, immediate household and nonpaying guests. "Custom slaughter" includes mobile custom slaughter.
ATCP 55.02 Note
Note: A provider of custom slaughtering services does not "sell" the slaughtered food animal or the resulting meat, but merely provides a service to the animal owner.
"Department" means the state of Wisconsin department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
"Diseased animal" means an animal that has been diagnosed with a disease not known to be cured, or that has exhibited signs or symptoms of a disease not known to be cured. "Diseased animal" does not include an otherwise healthy animal that suffers only from injuries such as fractures, cuts or bruises.
"Domesticated food animal" means any of the following:
"Farm-raised deer" has the meaning given in s. 95.001 (1) (ag)
, Stats. "Farm-raised deer" does not include captive white-tail deer.
"Food animals" means domesticated food animals, ratites, captive game animals and captive game birds.
"Livestock" means domesticated food animals other than poultry.
"Meat" means the edible muscle and other edible parts of a food animal, including edible skeletal muscle, edible organs, and edible muscle found in the tongue, diaphragm, heart or esophagus. "Meat" includes edible fat, bone, skin, sinew, nerve or blood vessel that normally accompanies meat and is not ordinarily removed in processing.
"Meat broker" means a person who, without taking title to meat or meat food products, arranges the purchase or sale of meat or meat food products.
"Meat distributor" means a person who distributes meat or meat food products at wholesale.