California Code of Regulations
Title 3 - Food and Agriculture
Division 2 - Animal Industry
Chapter 10 - Animal Confinement
Article 3 - Breeding Pigs
Section 1322.1 - Breeding Pig Confinement

Universal Citation: 3 CA Code of Regs 1322.1

Current through Register 2024 Notice Reg. No. 12, March 22, 2024

(a) No person shall knowingly engage in a commercial sale within the state of whole pork meat for human food if the whole pork meat is the product of a breeding pig, or the product of the immediate offspring of a breeding pig, that was confined at any time during the production cycle for said product in an enclosure that fails to comply with the following standards:

(1) An enclosure shall allow the breeding pig to lie down, stand up, fully extend limbs, and turn around freely.

(2) An enclosure shall provide a minimum of 24 square feet of usable floorspace per breeding pig.

(3) Exceptions to the requirements of this section are specified in section 25992 of the Health and Safety Code and Article 4 of this Chapter.

(b) Commencing January 1, 2024, any person engaged in business in the state as a pork producer, or any out-of-state pork producer that is keeping, maintaining, confining, and/or housing a breeding pig for purposes of producing whole pork meat, from the breeding pig or its immediate offspring, for human food for commercial sale in California, shall hold a valid certification issued pursuant to Article 5 of this Chapter as a certified operation.

1. New section filed 9-1-2022; operative 9-1-2022 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2022, No. 35). Filing deadline specified in Government Code section 11349.3(a) extended 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-40-20 and an additional 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-71-20.

Note: Authority cited: Section 25993, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 25990, 25991 and 25992, Health and Safety Code.

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