No person shall operate an establishment other than a grocery store or food service establishment as defined in section 137B.2 without first obtaining a license from the department. The license fee for each establishment per year or any part of a year shall be:
1. For all meat and poultry slaughtered or otherwise prepared not exceeding twenty thousand pounds per year for sale, resale, or custom, twenty-five dollars.
2. For all meat and poultry slaughtered or otherwise prepared in excess of twenty thousand pounds per year for sale, resale, or custom, fifty dollars.
The funds shall be deposited with the department. The license year shall be from July 1 to June 30. Applications for licenses shall be in writing on forms prescribed by the department.
It is the objective of this chapter to provide for meat and poultry products inspection programs that will impose and enforce requirements with respect to intrastate operations and commerce that are at least equal to those imposed and enforced under the federal Meat Inspection Act and the federal Poultry Products Inspection Act with respect to operations and transactions in interstate commerce; and the secretary is directed to administer this chapter so as to accomplish this purpose. A director of the meat and poultry inspection service shall be designated as the secretary's delegate to be the appropriate state official to co-operate with the secretary of agriculture of the United States in administration of this chapter.
[C66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 189A.3]
Referred to in § 137A.6, 189A.5, 189A.7
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