TITLE 8: AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
SUBCHAPTER b: ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS (EXCEPT MEAT AND POULTRY INSPECTION ACT REGULATIONS)
PART 70 HORSEMEAT
SECTION 70.80 IDENTIFICATION BY ROLLER STAMP
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).
(Source: Amended at 23 Ill. Reg. 9771, effective August 9, 1999)