Oregon Department of Agriculture

Rule Rule 603-028-0710

In addition to the definitions in ORS Chapter 616 (General and Miscellaneous Provisions) and OAR 603-025-0010 (Definitions), unless otherwise required by the context, the following terms will be construed, respectively, to mean:


“Approved” means acceptable to the Department based on the determination of conformity with principles, practices, and generally recognized standards that protect public health.


“Department” means the Oregon Department of Agriculture.


“Domesticated” means born and raised in captivity so as to live and breed in a tame condition.


“Off-Farm Direct Sale” means sold and delivered to the end-user of the poultry product by the poultry producer.


“On-Farm Direct Sale” means sold and delivered to the end-user of the poultry product at the poultry business.


“Open date” means a date clearly visible to retail consumers showing the pull date or packing date.


“Poultry,” for the purposes of this section, means:


Domesticated species of birds subject to mandatory or voluntary inspection by the Department or the United States Department of Agriculture that are commonly used as a food source; including: chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, or guinea fowl, whether live or dead.


Poultry does not include ratites, endangered or protected species, wild game birds, non-game wild birds, or pet birds, whether live or dead.


“Poultry business” means the land and improvements within the contiguous property boundary where the slaughter of the poultry being sold has occurred.


“Poultry product” means a whole poultry carcass or part thereof, which is processed for use as human food to the extent that feathers and offal are removed and may include the re-addition of the poultry’s gizzards or giblets.


“Slaughtering Facility” means an area where the poultry slaughter, processing or packaging takes place.

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