C.R.S. Section 35-33-103

As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:


“Adulterated” has the meaning set forth in section 25-5-410, C.R.S.


“Commission” means the state agricultural commission.


“Commissioner” means the commissioner of agriculture or his or her authorized agent.


“Custom processing” means the slaughter or processing, for a fee or other compensation, of meat or meat products of an animal not owned by the person performing the slaughter or processing and not intended for sale by the owner of the animal.


“Department” means the department of agriculture.


“Food” means all articles used for food, drink, confectionery, or condiment by humans, whether simple, mixed, or compound, and any substance used as a constituent in the manufacture thereof.


“Inedible meat” means meat or meat products derived from dead, dying, disabled, diseased, or condemned animals or from animals whose meat or meat products are otherwise unsuitable for human consumption. “Inedible meat” includes meat or meat products, regardless of origin, that have deteriorated so far as to be unfit for human consumption.


“Meat or meat products” means carcasses or parts of carcasses derived from any animals used for food. “Meat or meat products” includes poultry.


“Poultry” means any domesticated bird, including chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guineas, or squabs, whether live or dead.


“Premises” means the back, front, and side yard of property occupied by a processing facility; docks and areas where vehicles are loaded or unloaded; driveways, approaches, pens, and alleys; and buildings or portions of buildings that are part of any facility even though not used for processing.


“Processing” means the slaughtering, dressing, cutting, preparing, trimming, wrapping, or packaging of an animal or of meat or meat products from an animal.


“Processing facility” means any establishment where meat is slaughtered, dressed, processed, cut, trimmed, wrapped, or packaged for delivery to consumers.


“Sharp freezing facility” means a facility capable of maintaining a temperature of ten degrees below zero Fahrenheit or lower on still air or contact or a temperature of zero degrees Fahrenheit or lower by forced air circulation, within a tolerance of five degrees Fahrenheit for a minimum of twelve hours after fresh food is put in such facility for freezing.


“Sharp frozen” means the process of refrigeration sufficient to reduce every portion of any meat or meat product to a temperature of zero degrees Fahrenheit or less in five hours or less.


“Slaughter” means any process, or the use of any process, including without limitation the process of bleeding, that causes the death of any animal intended for food.


“Uninspected”, in reference to any animal, meat, or meat product, means not inspected and passed by the United States department of agriculture or another authorized government agency.

Source: Section 35-33-103 — Definitions, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-35.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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§ 35-33-103’s source at colorado​.gov