Illinois Administrative Code
Title 8 - AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS
Part 70 - HORSEMEAT
Section 70.80 - Identification by Roller Stamp
When an animal is slaughtered the entire carcass must be identified as HORSE MEAT, immediately after the hide has been removed, by means of a roller stamp using green ink. It shall be stamped so that no surface of 6 square inches or more of the carcass shall be without the stamp HORSE MEAT to identify it as such. This rule does not apply to a breeder or raiser of fur-bearing animals who may hand-stamp the carcasses. This rule does not apply to whole, half, or quarter carcasses of horse meat slaughtered in a federally inspected plant under supervision of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) and stamped by the U.S.D.A. in accord with the Federal regulations ( 9 CFR 312.3; 1999).
Amended at 23 Ill. Reg. 9771, effective August 9, 1999